Preventative Auto Maintenanceadmin2020-10-29T23:26:49-06:00
Don’t wait till its too late!
Oils and other Fluids are the life blood of every system on your vehicle with the exception of the electrical system. Over time all fluids degrade with use and pick-up contaminants. Because Fluids are at the heart of these systems, we emphasize following the manufacturers guidelines for replacement. These fluids and other recommended Preventative Maintenance items should be done routinely to ensure a long life of your vehicle. Master Muffler and Brake can service all major vehicle systems, including brakes, cooling system, transmissions, engine oil and filters, power steering and fuel filters and injectors. Below are a list or some of the items that need to be monitored for regular maintenance.
Items to check:
Car Batteries last from 3 to 5 years. Batteries tend to fail during extreme hot or cold temperatures. Sometimes a car battery will die due to corrosion on battery posts and cables. The corrosion inhibits the alternator’s electrical charge from recharging the battery fully.
An automobile engine oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles or 3 months which ever comes first.
Average Tire life depends on the quality of the tire. The range is from 20,000 miles on the low end to 60,000+ miles on the high end.
The average life of windshield wipers is around one year. They need to be replaced once they are leaving streaks and are making a lot of noise.
Transmission Fluid like all fluids, needs to be changed routinely, our experience is to change it every 50,000 miles, sooner if the vehicle is used for towing. Consult your vehicle’s owners manual.
An Air Filter should be changed about every year or every 15,000 miles, which ever comes first. In dusty conditions more often.
Belts should be checked every 30,000 miles to be safe. A broken timing belt can cause a lot of issues including completely ruining an engine.