Keeping up with scheduled maintenance is the best way for Yuma AZ drivers to keep their vehicles performing their best–and to prevent expensive repairs! If it’s time for your car maintenance service, visit Accurate Automotive Attention. Founded in 1969, we’re AAA-approved and have been named the Best Auto Repair Shop in Yuma for 20 years running. We use the latest equipment and provide an industry-leading 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
Why is Regular Car Maintenance Service Important?
Maintenance has always been important for maximizing the reliability and road life of a car, but it’s especially important with modern vehicles. The autos on the road today have sensitive electronics and complex systems that can easily become damaged because of a lack of maintenance; they can also cost a significant amount to replace or repair. Regular scheduled maintenance also helps us spot problems that are developing and allows us to address them before they can cause you to break down on the Yuma AZ roads.
Here are some essential car maintenance services that will help prevent expensive repairs and keep your vehicle safe and on the road for years to come:
- Oil change:
Oil changes prevent engine damage and help your engine run more efficiently. If you wait too long to have the motor oil changed, it can cause the engine to seize (which would require a replacement), or sludge can build up which can also result in engine damage.
- Brake service:
Worn brake pads or shoes need to be replaced before they get too thin; when the lining wears away, it causes metal-on-metal contact when you hit the brake pedal. Not only does this make it harder to brake safely, but it can also damage the rotors.
- Belts and hoses:
Timing belts last between 30,000 to 120,000 miles, depending on your vehicle’s make. In many models, a failed timing belt can cause catastrophic engine damage. Broken radiator hoses can quickly cause your engine to overheat–and it can leave you stranded.
- Tire balancing, tire rotation, and wheel alignment:
Regular maintenance will significantly extend the life of your tires. Tires will wear unevenly if not properly balanced, rotated, and aligned. Your tires should be rotated every 5,000 miles for maximum tire life. It’s also important to maintain the proper air pressure.
- Shocks and struts:
Shocks and struts help stabilize your vehicle and give you better control when turning, braking, accelerating, or driving over uneven road surfaces. They should be replaced at regular intervals to keep the suspension system and your tires in good condition. Waiting too long to replace them can cause damage to the other suspension components, excessive tire wear, and difficulty braking safely.
- Factory-recommended maintenance:
Factory-recommended services are based on mileage intervals. Although it can vary based on your vehicle’s manufacturer, these will typically be:
- 30,000 miles
- Oil Change
- Tire rotation
- Air and cabin filter replacement
- 60,000 miles
- Transmission fluid flush
- Cooling system flush
- Spark plug replacement
- 90,000 miles
- Timing belt replacement
- 30,000 miles
If the scheduled maintenance isn’t performed, the engine, brakes, transmission, and many other systems can have higher failure rates and excessive wear and tear. It can also void your warranty!
Makes We Service
We offer scheduled maintenance and repairs in Yuma AZ for domestic, Asian, and European vehicles, including:
Keep Your Vehicle Running its Best with Accurate Automotive Attention
If your car, truck, or SUV needs preventive maintenance or repairs, there’s no need to visit the dealership! We offer the same high-quality repairs at a fraction of the cost. Our goal is to help you maximize the enjoyment of your vehicle for as long as you own it. To make your auto care even more convenient, we offer 24-hour in-house towing services, free courtesy rides, and our satisfaction guarantee.