Why is Maintaining a Vehicle Important?

With a little bit of maintenance..today’s vehicles can easily run for 200,000 miles.

Neglecting a vehicle has the reverse effect. By going way past the oil change service intervals, your engine oil gets dirty, breaks down and starts to lose its ability to protect your engine.  Engine oil is designed to provide a protective barrier between the engines moving parts. When oil starts to breakdown from not being changed regularly..metal parts inside the engine start to wear prematurely and can cause sludge to build up inside the engine and engine failure.

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When to Replace Wiper Blades?

  • The easiest answer is every 6 months for standard blades or once a year for premium blades
  • Car TLC will keep track of when we replace your wiper blades.
  • Most vehicle owners wait until their current wiper blades start skipping on the windshield. This is usually when you are in the middle of a trip, vacation and don’t want to deal with it.
  • For the minimal cost of wiper blades, changing every 6 months ensures optimal working blades at all times without the hassle and inconvenience of scrambling to replace them when they go bad.

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Tire Rotation…Is It Necessary?

The answer is easy…YES!

Every 6K-7.5K miles under normal driving conditions; 10K for mostly highway miles.  Tire rotation is necessary because front tires wear out faster than rear tires due to turning.  Upon inspection, you will notice that the front tires start to have rounded edges on the outside from turning and can also start to cup if not rotated for extended periods of time.

Left unrotated, front tires can also cause a vibration in the steering wheel while driving because of advanced wear/cupping in the front tires.  Regular tire rotations will ensure even tread wear among all four tires and a smoother ride for the life of the tires.

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