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The Importance of Routine Vehicle Maintenance

Though we work on all types of automotive repairs, big and small, a majority of the work we do at Bill's Auto Quality Care is routine vehicle maintenance. After all, preventative maintenance is vital if you want to keep your car performing well and lasting longer. If you neglect common things like oil changes and tire rotations, it can lead to bigger problems that will end up costing you more for repairs.

All vehicle manufacturers will have a factory recommended maintenance schedule. Check your owner's manual or ask your dealer for the information. Every type of car, truck or van will have slightly different recommendations, so it is important to understand what should be followed for your specific vehicle. Likewise, your personal driving habits and driving conditions (hills, weather, stop-and-go traffic, etc.) can affect how long certain components like brake pads and rotors will last. 

Bill's Quality Auto Care can take care of any preventative maintenance services you need, and we can help you stay on schedule with regular visits to our Simi Valley auto shop.

Here are some common maintenance services we provide:

Oil Changes

The general rule of thumb is to change your oil and filter every 3,000-5,000 miles, depending on the type of car and what kind of oil is used for your engine. Many modern cars and hybrids will use synthetic oil or lower-viscosity formulas that won't need to be changed as often as older vehicles.

Tire Rotations

Rotating the tires should be done every 5,000-6,000 miles. This evens out tread wear over time and will make your tires last longer. Depending on how often you get your oil changed, having the tires rotated with each service visit (or every other service visit) is a good habit to follow.

Air Filters

When to change the air filter may vary somewhat from car to car and from driver to driver. It is typically recommended every 5,000-6,000 miles like tire rotations. Usually, just make sure you have your air filter checked with each maintenance service visit and we can let you know if and when it needs replacement.

Brake Pads and Rotors

The lifespan of brake pads and rotors really depends on a number of issues including driving habits, driving conditions, type of vehicle and the quality of the brake components. Replacement of brake pads/rotors can range anywhere from 25,000 miles to 75,000 miles. It is always a good idea to get your brakes inspected any time you visit Bill's Quality Auto Care and we'll make sure they are still in good shape.

Additional Parts and Repairs

There are plenty of other standard automotive parts that need to be looked at and replaced from time to time. Timing belts, fluids, spark plugs, cabin air filters, transmission service and suspension components are just a few to consider. Trust the experienced automotive technicians at Bill's Quality Auto Care to inspect these parts regularly and replace/repair as needed.

For your preventative maintenance needs or all other automotive repair services, call Bill's Quality Auto Care today at (805) 387-9418 or schedule a service appointment online.

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