Why Maintenance?
Car Facts
Auto technicians say the key to keeping vehicles running well-today and down the road-is routine maintenance.
Yet many drivers tend to stall when it comes to keeping up with some everyday auto basics. A recent survey by
the Car Care Council found:
  •  38 percent of cars had low or dirty engine oil.
  •  54 percent had low tire pressure.
  •  28 percent had inadequate cooling protection.
  •  19 percent needed new belts.
  •  16 percent had dirty air filters.
  •  10 percent had low or contaminated brake fluid.

Why Perform Maintenance?

  • Oil Change: The best form of minor maintenance to allow your engine to live its longest.  Oil is circulated
    throughout the engine, providing a cushion via oil pressure for critical engine rotating parts.  The oil gets
    contaminated with fuel vapors, condensation, and dirty under normal conditions, and requires frequent
    replacement to avoid excessive engine wear.

  • Coolant Flush: Keeps corrosion from forming in vital engine cooling components such as water pump,
    radiator, and heater core.  Extends the life of all components, increasing cooling capacity for hot summer
    months and keeps your engine safe in very cold temperatures.  Over time, coolant loses these properties
    and becomes acidic, causing potential damage to the components unless it is replaced regularly.

  • Transmission Fluid Exchange: Keeps all internal transmission parts such as planetary gears and
    clutches safe from abnormal wear.  Over time the transmission fluid breaks down due to friction and heat
    and needs to be changed to allow maximum transmission life and best function.  If the fluid is dirty or low,
    the effect on the transmission can be a very costly repair, and could leave your vehicle in an immobile state.

  • Brake Fluid Replacement: The friction of braking creates heat, which the brake fluid must be able to
    withstand without the risk of boiling.  The boiling point of uncontaminated brake fluid is 401°F.  Brake fluid is
    hygroscopic, meaning that it absorbs water over time, which reduces the boiling point drastically.  Fluid that
    is contaminated with just 3% water has a boiling point of 284°F, potentially causing an unsafe braking
    situation for your vehicle.  Water also allows corrosion throughout the braking system that can lead to
    costly repairs.

  • Tune-up: Keeping your engine running at its best will not only allow for best fuel economy and
    performance, but will extend engine life as well.  Most tune-ups require spark plug and/or wire replacement,
    as well as fuel and air filter replacement.

  • Timing Belt Replacement: Arguably the most critical major maintenance item on most modern vehicles,
    this toothed belt keeps the valve train in sequence with the pistons and crankshaft of your engine.  If this
    part fails, it could mean major damage to your engine including valve or piston replacement which can be
    very costly.  To avoid damage to your engine, follow manufacturer guidelines for replacement intervals.  
    Typically, this is between 60 and 100 thousand miles.  In many cases, the engine's water pump is driven by
    this belt as well.  Failure to replace the vital components at the specified intervals can spell catastrophe for
    your engine

  • Tire Rotation: Rotating tires allows them to wear evenly, saving you time and money by avoiding
    unnecessary tire replacement.  During a tire rotation procedure, tire air pressure is adjusted as well,
    allowing the best possible wear, performance, and fuel savings.
440 SW Wake Robin Ave. Corvallis, Oregon 97333
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