Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Regular Service and Vehicle Longevity | Joe & Tony’s Service Inc.

Oil life monitoring has been a game changer when it comes to prompting car owners to seek professional service for their vehicles. If you haven’t owned a car with this feature which uses an algorithm to monitor your driving characteristics and then predict when your oil should be changed, you are probably still operating under the old maxim of “every 3,000 miles or 3 months”.
What we are finding is that these systems suggest, on average, an oil change every 6,000 miles depending on a number of factors which we won’t get into here. This is fine,  but it means that the typical car barely gets looked at twice a year. The lack of a knowing eye scanning under your hood on a regular basis can lead to more involved repairs.
So if you are only responding to the prompts that appear on your dashboard for oil changes, it may be a good idea to keep abreast of the other recommendations that appear in owner’s manual. We always encourage customers to take charge of their vehicle maintenance with the help of that book. This ensures that they will not fall victim of the ubiquitous upsell.

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