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Biggest Auto Maintenance Mistakes Made By Drivers

Last updated 5 years ago

Many people believe that if you take good care of your car, it will take care of your for hundreds and thousands of miles. But just as important as remembering to seek the right car maintenance services, it is also important that you familiarize yourself with what not to do to your vehicle.

To ensure the best care for your vehicle, keep reading to take a look at some of the common errors that drivers make.

Neglecting Required Services

There are dozens of services that your vehicle needs on a yearly basis. Your car’s fluids, battery, powertrain, drivetrain, and tires should be inspected once every three months and serviced as necessary. Neglecting important maintenance services such as these will make your vehicle less safe, less reliable, and more likely to need expensive repairs down the road.

Not Keeping Track of Services That Have Been Performed

Each time you go to a mechanic, you should make a note of what services have been performed. At the very least, you should save any paperwork that details what services have been done. This makes maintenance and repair services easier and more efficient, because it helps your mechanic know which services are overdue. Ideally, you could go to the same car repair shop for your service each time. Having the same mechanic or team of mechanics working on your car every three months ensures that your car gets consistent service.

Attempting DIY Maintenance Jobs

A surprising number of people that do not have the tools, parts, or knowledge to perform car maintenance or repair services end up attempting to do so in their own garage. Not only is this dangerous, but DIY maintenance and repair jobs can also lead to bigger and more expensive problems down the road. Save yourself the trouble and take your vehicle to a trained and certified mechanic for all of your automotive maintenance and repair needs.

To avoid these common mistakes, take your car to Greulich’s Automotive Service & Collision, a professional car repair shop with locations all over Phoenix. Give us a call at (480) 389-2358 for more information, and visit our website to learn more about the auto repair and maintenance services we offer.

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