When you buy a car you will generally have a warranty for several years or several thousand miles. This covers your car against many failures, but in order to maintain the warranty you must have your car inspected regularly. These professional inspections are often very thorough, preventive maintenance checks to make sure your vehicle is working properly in all areas. Here is a brief guide to manufacturer-specified maintenance:
The most basic of warranties generally focus on the powertrain. Manufacturer-specified services will include an inspection of the transmission’s overall performance. This includes a transmission fluid flush to prevent damage stemming from overused and ineffective transmission fluid.
Your powertrain warranty should also cover oil changes to prevent massive engine failure. While oil checks should be done frequently, a certified technician will inspect the quality of your oil at scheduled intervals of time or mileage. This will usually include flushing out old and dirty oil, replacing the oil filter, and refilling your oil reservoir with high-quality motor oil.
A scheduled maintenance check to uphold your manufacturer warranty will also include inspections of your vehicle’s other fluids. Coolant, or radiator fluid, is checked for level and quality to ensure that your engine does not overheat. Brake and steering fluids are changed for maximum safety and handling, and, if necessary, windshield wiper fluid is checked and refilled.
If it is time for your next manufacturer-specified maintenance service, then bring your car or truck to Greulich’s Automotive Service and Collision. We have several locations in the Phoenix and Tucson areas providing AAA approved and ASE certified service and repairs. Call (480) 483-8186 or contact us online to learn more about our maintenance, towing, and repair services.