Automotive Maintenance Services Often Overlooked

It goes without saying that routine automotive maintenance is essential to the long-term lifespan of your vehicle. Most automobile owners are typically good about timely oil changes and having their brake systems checked regularly. However, there are a handful of important maintenance services that, though they are not problematic often, are vital to the overall functionality of your vehicle.

Keep Your Vehicle Running Smoothly

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin our team of highly skilled and experienced automotive techs is committed to providing only the highest quality automotive parts and services to all our valued clients. We want to educate our clients on those automotive maintenance services that are more times than not overlooked. It is important to understand that these maintenance checks should be performed regularly to avoid the development of serious automotive issues. With that said, let’s share some important data with you now!

Power Steering Fluid

I think we can all agree that trying to steer a vehicle that is not equipped with power steering is a very difficult challenge. The power steering system plays a significant role in the overall performance of your vehicle. It is not only specific to the steering wheel, but is essential to providing necessary power to such components as the rotary vane pump and the rotary assembly, each of which contributes to the power needed to steer your vehicle. If you’re wondering what keeps all these moving parts operating effectively and smoothly, you probably figured out it is your power steering fluid.

Power steering fluid can oxidize over time and can become deteriorated. This can cause damage to the entire power steering system. With that thought in mind, be aware of how important it is to change the power steering fluid in your vehicle approximately every 50,000 miles.

The Serpentine Belt

Most people are not aware that the serpentine belt is primary to the smooth running of your engine. This belt powers your vehicle’s alternator, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, crankshaft pulley and the water pump. If your serpentine belt becomes damaged be sure not to drive the vehicle any longer, but rather, have it towed to an automotive shop. If you attempt to drive your car with a broken serpentine belt, you may very well damage the whole engine of your vehicle. The average lifespan of a serpentine belt is anywhere between 60,000 and 100,000 miles.

Vehicle Coolant

The cooling system of your vehicle is responsible for keeping your vehicle’s engine from overheating. It also helps to avoid serious damage from occurring to your vehicle. As is the case with nearly all the fluids used in your vehicle, sediment can build up in the coolant minimizing its capability to regulate the temperature of your vehicle’s engine. In order to avoid corroded coolant, or damage to your engine, bring your vehicle down to our trusted automotive shop at least every 5 years to have our technicians flush your coolant system.

Your Trusted Team of Technicians

Well, there you have it. Insight on some of the important automotive maintenance services that most vehicle owners tend to overlook. Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin we are steadfast in our commitment to meet the individual needs of all our valued clients. We take pride in providing high-quality services at affordable prices and working within the timelines of our clients. For more information about important routine maintenance services for your vehicle or to schedule a service appointment put your trust in the hands of the dedicated professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin. You and your vehicle will be more than happy you chose us!!

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