Automotive Preventive Maintenance in Boise, ID

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Why is preventative maintenance important?

Your vehicle's recommended services — all the usual things like oil changes, transmission service, coolant service, brakes, power steering, fuel system cleaning – are crucial to the longevity of your car's life.

Recommended services can extend the life of your car

Let's say you've got a nine-year-old vehicle with plenty of distance on the odometer. What can you do to make it last another year or more?

You can reasonably expect a modern car to run for 200,000 miles in Boise with proper care. The engineering and manufacturing quality is there.

Of course, some parts will wear out along the way, but there's no reason for a catastrophic meltdown if you stay on top of your recommended maintenance even beyond the end of the printed schedule. If a service is recommended every 15,000 miles when the vehicle is new, you can continue with that schedule at least every 15,000 miles.

But, it gets more complicated when those recommended services are skipped over time. As engines age, they lose some efficiency, are dirtier inside and are more stressed. Your car will need diligent attention to continue working efficiently.

Having the oil changed may be the most important thing. A full-service oil change at Tune Tech Fairview means that all of your other fluids get topped off so they don't get low enough to cause damage. It also gives your technician a chance to spot problems in the early stages so that you can fix them before they get expensive. And it gives you a touch point with a professional along the way to remind you of things that aren't scheduled as often – things like differential service and timing belt replacement.

What about older cars?

Boise drivers with an older vehicle may want to follow a more frequent service maintenance schedule. Check your owner's manual and talk with our friendly and knowledgeable service advisors. Conditions inside an older engine, transmission and cooling system can arguably be considered severe, so shorter intervals could well be called for.

The team at Tune Tech Fairview strongly encourages you to consider using high mileage formulation fluids. They're fluids like engine oil, transmission fluid and coolant that are formulated for older engines. They have special additives to clean deposits and to condition and restore seals and gaskets that dry out with age. Some drivers start using higher mileage formulations at around 50,000 miles as a preventive measure.

Contact us today for a custom preventative maintenance plan that can extend the life of your car!

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