Chevrolet Maintenance Tips

Why You Need Maintenance For Your Vehicle

Chevy vehicles new and used are some of the most dependable one the road, but you still have to do your part as the owner. From the Malibu to the Silverado and everything in between, there is one thing they all have in common. They all need proper maintenance to keep them running at the optimal level you expect. Not only is it essential for performance, but you’ll have the benefit of enjoying your Chevy for years to come. Best of all, Puklich Valley City is here right by your side to help with your service needs. Staying on top of your preventative maintenance will is an essential part of vehicle ownership. Here are a few tips we recommend.

Schedule Your Oil Changes As Necessary

Clean oil is the lifeline of your engine so it can operate efficiently. It can be easy to overlook this simple maintenance requirement, but it is one of the most important. A series of moving parts need to be lubricated, but they can’t do the job properly with dirty oil. Bringing in your vehicle on its recommend oil change interval is the best way to prevent engine breakdown. We can recommend the type of oil your Chevy uses, whether it be conventional, fully synthetic, or synthetic blends. We’re always offering service coupons for oil changes for your Chevy as well that you can browse on our service page.

Proper Tire Care

A good set of tires is needed to have proper traction while you drive. You can visually inspect your tires for tread wear and also make sure they’re correctly inflated. Under-inflated tires are often a culprit for a blowout that could create an accident. Also, focus on getting your tires rotated every other tire rotation. Tire rotations allow all four tires to wear evenly, thus giving you a longer lifespan. If you do need a new set of tires, our technicians can help you find the right set for your car, SUV, or truck.

Listen For Screeching Sounds From Your Brakes

You depend on your vehicle to stop when you want it to, but compromised brakes can put you at risk on the road. Our certified technicians from Puklich Valley City do not recommend waiting for service should you hear loud squealing or screeching noises. Often, this is a sign that either your brake pads or rotors need to be replaced. You must be paying attention to anything that could pose a potential threat to your safety behind the wheel.

Follow Your Recommended Maintenance Schedule

No matter what kind of Chevy you drive, it’s always an excellent idea to follow your service schedule guidelines. It’s a useful guideline you can find right inside your owner’s manual to ensure you’re taking the proper steps necessary to protect your investment. Here is a brief overview of what you should expect at each interval:

  • Every 7,500 miles– oil change, tire rotation, top off vehicles, multi-point inspection
  • Every 15,000 miles-  replace the cabin air filter, brake fluid replacement, inspect suspension, cooling, and exhaust
  • Every 30,000 miles- brake inspection, check spark plugs or replace them, battery check

Don’t Forget To Keep Your Car Clean

In between service visits to Puklich Valley City, don’t forget the importance of cleaning the inside and outside of your vehicle. All you need is a beautiful day outside, a few cleaning supplies, and a little bit of time to keep it looking great. More importantly, your Chevy won’t be prone to wear and tear that could have been prevented. A good rule of thumb is to wash your car’s exterior about twice a month. For the inside, try to avoid clutter, and aim to clean it once a month.

How Puklich Valley City Can Help With Maintenance

It’s always best practice to identify any possible issues before they become bigger ones. Staying consistent with proper care of your Chevy will significantly reduce the likelihood of an expensive repair down the line. We can do our part to ensure your vehicle is driving smoothly and safely for your next destination. Also, you are staying in compliance with a manufacturer warranty by following the recommended service schedule for your Chevy. As mentioned earlier, we have exclusive coupons for oil changes, tires, brakes, batteries, and more.

Schedule A Service Appointment With Our Certified Mechanics

Our service center is led by knowledgeable technicians who operate with the latest technology to service any Chevy model. Also, we use OEM parts that are specifically designed for optimal performance. If you want to make sure your car is operating the way it should be, you can schedule a multi-point inspection at your convenience. Our service center works six days a week, and you can make an appointment online or give us a call. We are honored to keep your Chevy running its best!