Top Eight Neglected Vehicle Problems
Four out of five cars need maintenance of one of the services
listed below. These often develop over time and we get used to the
deteriorated performance – until failure occurs.
Worn brake parts are not only dangerous but increase
the cost of your next brake job if not replaced as soon as needed. Let
your brake pads wear beyond their useful life, for instance, and you
will likely be buying additional parts, such as rotors and calipers, at
your next brake job. At El Dorado Hills Car Care we thoroughly inspect the
braking system when we perform your *Deluxe Service. We want to keep
you safe and minimize the cost of your next brake service.
Tired windshield wipers are dangerous. Don’t wait
until it rains to replace them. They are inexpensive and easy to
install. At El Dorado Hills Car Care we put on quality wiper blades and
hardware, not just refills. We inspect wiper blades as part of your oil
and lube service.
Burned out lights are dangerous and unfortunately
quite common. At El Dorado Hills Car Care, we check all exterior lights as
part of your oil and lube service. We want you to see and to be seen.
Worn belts and rotten hoses are relatively
inexpensive to replace and are the number one cause of engine
overheating resulting in expensive repairs. At El Dorado Hills Car Care we
check belts and hoses as part of your oil and lube service. We don’t
want you stranded and need to pay over $1,000 for major engine repair.
A neglected cooling system, including coolant,
thermostat and radiator is another maintenance area that if neglected,
will lead to expensive repair. At El Dorado Hills Car Care we check your
cooling system as part of your *Deluxe Service.
Corroded battery cables are a common cause of
failure to start and are often a symptom of a battery that is about to
fail. At El Dorado Hills Car Care, we look for corroded cables, so that you
won’t be left stranded.
Tired tires should be replaced when the tread depth
is less than 4/32 of an inch, when damage has occurred, or when the tire
is more than five years old. At El Dorado Hills Car Care we visually inspect
your tires and check air pressures as part of your oil and lube
service. We often spot wear and defects, that could cause dangerous
tire failure, or at the very least, inconvenience.
Clogged filters, (air and fuel) waste gas and cause
other problems as well. Fuel filter replacement is often overlooked,
probably because it cannot be seen and usually cannot be done at home.
At El Dorado Hills Car Care we check the air filter as part of your oil and
lube service. We replace fuel filters at recommended intervals, because there
is just no way of knowing when it will clog and leave you stranded.
*Deluxe Service is recommended at every other oil change to
maintain your vehicle in top condition. The service includes: oil and
filter change, lubricate fittings and latches, tire rotation, 17-point
inspection which includes inspecting brakes, belts, hoses, lamps,
wipers, battery and cables, cooling system, etc.), topping off fluids,
washing exterior windows and road test. Cost is $59.95, most cars and
light trucks, a $139.95 value. A terrific deal and one that should be
done at least twice a year.