Common Mileage Points for General Auto Maintenance

Common Mileage Points for General Auto MaintenanceAll types of vehicles require routine maintenance to remain in prime operating condition, including luxury and sports cars from Europe. While the exact type of maintenance that your vehicle needs and when it needs to be done will vary depending on your specific make and model, the following is a general guide to routine auto maintenance. Be sure to check your owner's manual to see exactly when your car needs to be serviced, then make an appointment with G2 Automotive.

3,000 to 7,500 Miles - Oil Change

The most frequent service that any vehicle will need is an oil change. Performing this service is critical to ensure that the moving parts of the engine remain properly lubricated. Oil changes help to maintain maximum performance and fuel economy.

Interval Maintenance Service

  • Belts & Hoses - At each interval service as specified in your vehicle's manual, you will want to have all belts and hoses checked on your car. These parts are generally made of rubber and can wear out.
  • Spark Plugs - If spark plugs are not changed when necessary they can become corroded, resulting in misfires. This causes a rough idle and greatly decreases fuel economy. Spark plugs should be replaced based on the manufacturer's recommendation at these appointments too.
  • Fluids - Your car requires fluid flush services to remove contaminants from within systems. This includes the power steering fluid, coolant and the transmission. Most vehicles require fluid flushes every 2 years.
  • Suspension - Your ability to control your car can be negatively affected when suspension components such as shocks are in need of replacement. For many vehicles this will occur between 50,000 & 60,000 miles but once again, refer to your owner's manual.
  • Timing Belt - If your vehicle utilizes a timing belt be sure to have it inspected around 50,000 to 60,000 miles. While many of these belts require replacement every 75,000 to 100,000 miles, it is important that you keep an eye on it well before that mark, as a worn belt could snap, resulting in major engine damage.
  • Engine & Transmission Evaluation - When you hit the 40,000 mile mark it is smart to let a technician conduct a complete engine and transmission evaluation to assess their current condition. Any treatments to extend their life should be done.

There are numerous other components of your vehicle that will need to be serviced, such as tires, wipers and the battery, when will depend on your driving habits and the brands used in your vehicle. At G2 Automotive we offer dealership alternative auto maintenance in Cumming for fine European autos such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Porsche. Our team of talented technicians can help you maintain your vehicle and your warranty by completing thorough and correct auto maintenance services, including all of the above and more. To learn more about your vehicle's specific auto maintenance needs, or to schedule German auto maintenance in Cumming, give us a call at (678) 771-6434 today.

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