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What is Preventative Maintenance?

Preventative maintenance is the routine care and upkeep of a vehicle to keep it running smoothly and to prevent major problems from occurring. The goal of preventative maintenance is to identify and address potential issues before they become more serious and costly to repair. By regularly performing preventative maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of your vehicle and reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns or costly repairs.

Here are some common preventative maintenance tasks that are recommended for most vehicles:

  • Oil Changes: Regular oil changes are one of the most important preventative maintenance tasks. Oil helps to lubricate the engine, reduce friction, and keep the engine cool. Over time, oil can become contaminated and lose its effectiveness. Regular oil changes help to maintain the health of the engine and reduce the risk of serious problems.
  • Tire Rotations: Regular tire rotations help to evenly distribute wear on the tires, which can extend the lifespan of the tires and improve handling and traction.
  • Brake Inspections: Regular brake inspections help to identify problems with the braking system before they become serious. This includes checking the brake pads and rotors, the brake fluid, and the brake lines.
  • Battery Inspection: Batteries are critical components that help to start the vehicle and power the electrical systems. Regular battery maintenance helps to extend the lifespan of the battery and reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns.
  • Engine Maintenance or Tune-Ups: Regular engine maintenance helps to keep the engine running smoothly and reduces the risk of serious problems. This includes tasks such as checking and replacing the air filter, spark plugs, and belts.

Preventative maintenance is an essential aspect of car care that can help to extend the lifespan of your vehicle and reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns. By regularly performing preventative maintenance tasks, you can ensure that your vehicle is running smoothly and is safe to ride on the road. 

If you need assistance with your vehicle maintenance, we invite you to Rm Automotive Inc. We can perform nearly any service so that your car runs as it should.