New Car Maintenance Means Big Savings!

New Car Maintenance Means Big Savings!

New car maintenance is the best defense against expensive repairs

A new car is very exciting. Of course, it will lose its new car shine, new car smell and new car reliability over time. Taking care of your new sedan, new truck, new SUV, new convertible, new motorcycle or other new vehicle is about more than oil changes and tire rotation.

Thurston County Transmission offers many types of new car maintenance. Routine services get expensive at dealerships. Read on for some tips about new car maintenance that could mean the difference between a few hundred dollars on maintenance, as opposed to a few thousand dollars on repairs or replacements.

New car maintenance schedule basics

Sticking to a schedule is often the key to successful maintenance. This is true when addressing dental health, physical health and more. It is also very true for the health of your car. Consider that most vehicle manufacturers agree on the following scheduled maintenance plans:

  • Oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles
  • Tire rotation every 5,000 t0 10,000 miles
  • Transmission service every 12,000 miles
  • Alignment and timing belt adjustment every 60,000 miles

These are examples of basic new car maintenance. Several more complex services, from cleaning the throttle body to electronic and diagnostic checkups should also be a part of your maintenance plan.
Specific areas of your new car maintenance plan

Most drivers will miss a checkup or two along the way. This is not automatic doom for your car, but it does increase the risk of a costly repair. Think about the various components your new car relies on to run that will wear down over time:

  • Alignment
  • Auto Body
  • Brakes
  • Fluids
  • Suspension
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission

They all wear down at their own pace. In other words, it is up to you to make sure they all get ongoing care that will lead to the best performance your car can offer.

Some dealerships rely on scare tactics 

Most drivers are very happy when they buy a new car. Sales people rely on that excitement to rope buyers into protection they might not need, but are too excited to think all the way through. Dealerships claim to offer exclusive repairs, but the truth is that if one garage can fix it, so can another.

Thurston County Transmission employs certified new car maintenance experts. In other words, we know how to fix a car just as well as a dealership. The key difference is that our team wants to keep you on the road, not keep you coming back for the same exact repairs. Contact our team of maintenance experts today!

1 Comment

  1. Robert Hunt

    In short we can summarize that regardless a car is old or new, it needs regular maintenance which makes the lifetime of that car longer. For example, if you change your car’s lubricant regularly it will save your engine from a lot of internal damage. 🙂


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