It seems like there are always ads in the local paper, on television or posted on signs outside of stores offering oil change kits for discounted prices. While it might save you a few dollars in the short term and give you a bit of personal gratification to perform routine maintenance on your own vehicle, there are advantages of taking your car to a repair shop for an oil change.
Under the Hood
While you are likely more than capable of performing an oil change – even on a European car, overall auto care may not be your forte. When you take your car to a certified repair shop you have the benefit of having a highly skilled and well trained mechanic looking over all under hood operations.
If there is battery corrosion, cracked belts, low fluid levels, worn seals or signs of a larger problem – this trained professional can identify it and alert you of a necessary repair. This can prevent major safety and operation issues from occurring which will keep overall maintenance costs down and keep you safer every time you get behind the wheel.
Tires and Brakes
You might not think about the tires on your car at all until you get a flat, but tires play a big role in the safety and performance of your vehicle. Underinflated tires can affect your gas mileage (which means you pay more to drive your car the same distance) and can increase the risk of a blow out, which puts you and anyone else on the road at risk. You might not have the necessary tools in your driveway to check tire pressure and fill to the appropriate levels, but a certified auto repair shop does. And the technician can inspect each tire for unusual wear or damage while testing the pressure.Brakes are another critical piece of the safety puzzle for auto operation. Every driver drives their car differently which can cause brake pads or shoes to wear faster or slower. Your pads might need replacement thousands of miles earlier than expected depending upon how and where you operate your vehicle. While the certified repair shop has your vehicle on a lift they can check all aspects of your car’s braking system to identify potential issues.
Many people who drive European cars are concerned about trusting their vehicle to just any auto shop. If you live near Everett or Lynnwood you don’t have to pay the high prices of a dealership to get reliable service. Classic Motorsports is the top option for European auto service in all of Snohomish County and we stand behind our repairs. If you are creeping close to the time for your next oil change – give Classic Motorsports a call to set up an appointment with one of our well-trained and highly skilled certified technicians.
Certified Audi & BMW Repair in Mukilteo, WA
Edited by Justin Vorhees