5 Ways to Keep Your Car Dependable and Save Money on Your Auto Repair Bills

We are living in a time when having a car is essential to our quality of life. Each day we are dependent on our cars to get us to work, run errands and taxi the kids from event after event. This means that when something goes wrong with our cars, our lives quickly turn upside down.

5 Ways to Keep Your Car Out of the Automotive Repair Shop

  1. Oil Change: One of the most costly mistakes car owners make is forgetting about maintenance. A regular oil change is a must to keep your car running efficiently.  In fact, make sure that your oil is changed every 3,000 to 7,000 miles depending on the make of your car and the type of oil used.
  2. Engine Air Filter Service: Changing your vehicle’s engine air filter is important if you are concerned about the engine life of your car. It is recommended that you change this filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles to improve the engine’s performance.
  3. Fuel Filter Service: Another way to keep your engine running smoothly is through a fuel filter service. A fuel filter keeps dirt and debris out of your engine.  Your engine will choke when the filter is not maintained. It is recommended that you have this filter changed every 5 years or 50,000 miles.
  4. Brake System Flush: One of the most important parts of your car is the brake system. Maintaining your brakes is more than changing the pads and rotors. Approximately every 30,000 miles, it is a good idea to have your brake system flushed. Brake fluid becomes dirty over time, which affects your safety!
  5. Transmission Service: The transmission is one of the most expensive auto repair costs, so maintaining its performance is a must to keep repair cost down. Fluid in your transmission is used to keep the gears lubricated and prevent wear and damage. It is recommended that you have this service done every 15,000 miles.

Keeping your car out of the shop and on the road requires regular maintenance. Each part of the maintenance schedule is essential to maintaining the life of your vehicle and keeping repair costs to a minimum.

Tony’s Express Wash & Lube offers discount oil change and other automotive services. We are locally owned and operated and have been in business since 2001. We started out with a single carwash and have expanded to include 3 full service lube centers and an additional full service carwash. Our newest addition is a 4000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art automotive repair facility that makes us a one-stop automotive care center!

Come see us for your next service or oil change in the Fort Worth area!