Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last At Triangle Auto Service

Chicago auto repair June 28, 2013
 

 

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the news. Chicago people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better fuel economy and receive a government rebate.

A lot of Chicago motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. Theyíre good commuters, grocery getter or toy haulers. They enjoy that fact that theyíre paid off, or soon will be. They would gladly like to keep their Minivans for 200,000 miles or more Ė as long as itís economical to do so.

There are plenty of Chicago drivers whose vehicles are running after 150,000 or 200,000 miles. We can learn from what theyíre doing to keep our own Minivans on the road in Illinois.

Chicago drivers of high-mileage cars often report a common denominator of never skipping an oil change. Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last At Triangle Auto Service.  That may sound a bit unsophisticated, but itís really not. First off, oil is the life blood of your Minivan's engine and it needs to be clean to properly lubricate. Skipping oil changes leads to clogged oil filters and sludge that can damage your engine.

Thereís another reason why the scheduled oil change is so important for Chicago car owners. Itís simple Ė a Triangle Auto Service professional is going to be looking at your car. All of your fluid levels will be inspected and topped off so they wonít get so low that damage can be done. If there is a significant fluid loss, letís use brake fluid as an example, your Triangle Auto Service technician can look for the cause of the loss and find the problem before it leads to an accident or costly repair.

Your Triangle Auto Service advisor will also visually inspect your Minivan for worn belts and hoses, uneven tire wear, leaking shock absorbers and more. Problems get addressed before they lead to repairs that cost more than the carís worth.

And your Triangle Auto Service advisor will be able to remind you of other services that the factory recommends you get done. Just think of that oil change the same way as you do about going to your Chicago dentist for your six month cleaning and checkup. Donít skip it.

Realistically, things are going to wear out as your Minivan gets older. On the way to 200,000 miles youíll go through several batteries, probably a couple of alternators and water pumps, a set of shocks and likely some brake rotors.   please feel free to contact us:  Triangle auto service, 4060 N. Elston, Chicago IL. 60618, 773-539-5858, www.triangleradiator.com, www.chicagobrakerepair.com, www.triangleradiator.net



 

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