Scheduled maintenance or preventative maintenance is the regular schedule of services that vehicle manufacturers prescribe to keep a car running well and safely. As sensible car owners, we all must assume responsibility for doing the basics. Periodically checking the tire pressure, brake pads, engine oil and coolant levels can dramatically increase the life of your car and potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs down the road. At WestCoast Tire and Service we understand that your vehicle is your key to freedom in this city. Come in at anytime for a simple visual inspection to make sure your vehicle is running safetly.
When it comes to maintenance advice, consumers are confronted with numerous recommendations and opinions. When the owners manual recommends one type of service, a quick lube franchise recommends a second, and the dealership advises a third, it's no wonder consumers are afraid they'll be ripped off by paying for a service they don't really need. Sometimes it's impossible to know who's telling the truth and who isn't. WestCoast Tire is a family owned and operated auto shop. Our goal is to keep our customers happy and safe.
The truth is in the owners manual. Manufacturers define maintenance schedules for your car, not dealerships-and certainly not quick lube franchises. Most manufacturers divide maintenance schedules into "normal" and "severe" driving conditions.
You might think the conditions you put your car under are not considered severe, but if you frequently do any of the following, then your car maintenance should indeed follow the "severe" driving conditions schedule:
Surprised? Many people are.
If the above conditions are severe, then what's normal?
In order to make the most informed decisions about your car's maintenance schedule, determine what your expectations and priorities are. A mother with small children may make decisions based on safety. A person commuting to work may be concerned about fuel economy. A student might make maintenance decisions based on cash flow-or lack thereof. Each of us has different priorities and circumstances and here at WestCoast Tire and Service we put your priorities first.