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Depending on vehicle age, type of oil and driving conditions, oil change intervals will vary. It used to be normal to change the oil every 3,000 miles, but with modern lubricants most engines today have recommended oil change intervals of 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
Tires should be rotated every six months or 6,000 to 8,000 miles.
It’s important to check and maintain the proper coolant levels to ensure your vehicle operates at peak efficiency. It’s also important to ensure the brakes are working properly and that your tires are in good shape so your vehicle is ready for all road conditions every season.
On today’s cars it is best to perform tune-ups based on mileage. The vehicle’s manufacturer has mileage based intervals for replacement of these parts and other maintenance services. These are designed to be performed preventatively so that the parts do not fail prior to replacement.
If your check engine light is on, that is your vehicle reporting an issue. The light indicates that a trouble code has been stored inside the history in your vehicle’s on-board computer, or ECM (Engine Control Module.) You need to have that code scanned and interpreted. From there, the diagnostics can begin.
With proper maintenance, your vehicle is less likely to break down, but it is unlikely that it will never break down. It’s been made by man, so it will break down at some point, but our goal is find any issues and resolve them before they leave you on the side of the road.