These days we live in a disposable culture, it’s amazing the stuff we as a society in Tulsa are willing to throw away. Bigger and better things are constantly being made, and we just toss the old and move on.
It was just a few decades ago, this was a foreign concept, people took care of their stuff and if you lost or ruined something through negligence, it was too bad and you went without.
Folks back then just couldn’t afford a new car every few years, so they did all they could to make them last as long as possible. It’s a good thing that cars are more reliable these days, and don’t break down as often. And the good news for us Tulsa car owners is that a modern car can now easily go 200,000 miles or more with proper maintenance and care. However in order to achieve this we need to make sure we follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedules.
How bad can it really be to not stick to the schedule? Well, if it’s a one off, it’s not too bad, but it adds up. For example, if you go a couple thousand extra miles between every oil change, you’ve created an opportunity for sludge to build-up and clog passages. Then some parts don’t get oiled and they start to wear out quicker.
Skip an auto repair service on the cooling system, and the corrosion inhibitors present in the coolant become depleted, and the radiator starts being damaged and closer to failure. The same thing is can be said for most preventative maintenance services: transmission, brakes, fuel system cleaning etc.
If your vehicle has already done a lot of miles, then regular scheduled maintenance is even more important. Those engines and other systems have had more time to get dirty, and may already be well worn or partly damaged. However it’s never too late to get back on track with your maintenance and to stop any further damage.
Where to start? A good place is to start with an oil change. When you come in to RC Auto in Tulsa for a full service oil change, we’ll top off all your fluids and inspect for other items that are on your maintenance schedule. So if you only worry about going in for your oil changes on time, let us at RC Auto Specialists help you keep track of the rest. Schedule an oil change or scheduled maintenance check-up at RC Auto today!
It’s not always that simple and some things are going to wear out along the way, stuff like alternators, water pumps and such. But those auto repairs in Tulsa are cheaper than paying for a new car, and taking care of problems early means they have less time to cause other problems.