The “What, Why, and How” of Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is a great way to keep your vehicle in its best shape possible! Preventive maintenance will prolong your car’s life expectancy. Similar to your annual check-up with your doctor’s, preventive maintenance can help catch problems before they become too big. At Rusty’s Garage, we want your car working right all year long, which leads us to the importance of preventive maintenance. 

Preventative maintenance includes cleaning, inspection and possible replacements of parts, changing your spark plugs, repairs, rotating your tires, changing your windshield wipers, lubricating parts, adjustments, partial or complete overhauls, and changing your oil/fluids.

By implementing preventive maintenance into your auto care routine, you will greatly decrease the possibility of breaking down on the side of the road. This helps you plan ahead for many bigger auto repair needs. This is the number one way to extend the life out of your vehicle and get the most out of your investment.

The first thing you should do is read the owners manual that came with your vehicle. Your regular maintenance schedule is inside of it. There it will tell you the different recommended services your car may need. It will also tell you how frequently you will need these services. 
There are some items on that list that you may wish to tackle on your own. When you want a pro to handle any items you don’t want to, bring your vehicle into Rusty’s Garage and let us partner with you to get you on the right schedule for your car. 

At Rusty’s Garage, your safety is own #1 priority, and that is why we recommend preventative maintenance to all our customers. Our team looks forward to working with you! Schedule your appointment today. We're located at 25143 Melda Road, Building B, in Spring, TX, 77380 and are open from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday - Friday. 


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