Lets talk about MAINTENANCE! Regular maintenance is vital for your vehicle! Lack of maintenance can cause huge problems with your vehicle resulting in complicated (and costly) repairs. Think of it like you would think about taking care of your teeth- you brush and floss to prevent cavities, gum disease and other issues. If you didn’t take care of your teeth on a daily basis, your dentist bill will be bigger (and more painful for you!). If you didn’t go to the dentist at all…well you get the idea!
The pictures below show sludge build up. After prolonged exposure to high heat, engine oil can oxidize and break down, forming deposits known as sludge. This gelatinous goo can block vital oil passages, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage or even requiring an engine replacement. The biggest cause of this sludge build up is lack of regular oil changes.
Make sure you’re performing all the necessary regular maintenance on your vehicle to avoid unnecessary, costly repairs. When was the last time you had your engine oil changed? Coolant? Transmission fluid? Brake and power steering fluids? What about timing belt or drive belts? Take a peek at your vehicle’s maintenance history, then give us a call!