Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I change my oil?
Regular oil should be changed every 3,000 miles, synthetic oil every 5,000 miles. Be proactive about checking your oil, once a month is good maintenance practice.
What should the tire pressure be on my car?
The tire pressure should always be set by the tire manufacturer’s suggested PSI (pound per square inch) pressure specs. The specs can be found on the side of your tire.
Properly inflated tires will give you better gas mileage, tire wear, and over all handling of your vehicle.
How often should I check my anti-freeze?
Checking the anti-freeze as well as all other fluids is very important for proper vehicle maintenance; again once a month is good practice.
How long do spark plugs last?
That really depends upon the type of spark plugs that are in your vehicle. Vehicles 15 years old or older are more likely to have standard plugs with approximate life expectancy of 12,000-15,000 miles, newer model vehicles up to 2000 are usually platinum tipped, lasting approximately 30,000 miles. Lastly, some 2001 and newer model vehicles come with iridium tipped plugs which could last up to 90,000 miles.
How often should I change the timing belt on my car?
Best to refer to the owner's manual for exact mileage details regarding timing belt maintenance. Timing belts are made of rubber and should be considered a regularly scheduled maintenance item. If you are unsure of your need to replace the timing belt we recommend consulting the mechanic for a diagnosis.
Additionally, some vehicles have timing chains instead of timing belts, they are not considered a maintenance item like the timing belt (as they are made of metal) and may last up to 200,000 miles before needing replacement.
Why should I do a pre-buy inspection on a car before I buy it?
When purchasing a pre-owned vehicle it is extremely important know exactly what you are getting yourself into. You don't want to end up with a lemon and get more than you bargained for.