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The Key to a Long-Lasting Automobile

Auto technicians say the key to keeping vehicles running well-today and down the road-is routine preventative maintenance. Yet many drivers tend to stall when it comes to keeping up with some everyday automotive basics.

A recent survey found:
• 27% of cars had low or dirty engine oil
• 23% had low tire pressure
• 26% had inadequate cooling protection for the motor
• 21% needed new belts
• 17% had dirty air filters
• 11% had low or contaminated brake fluid

This kind of neglect can affect more than one system in your vehicle. A failure of one inexpensive part can lead to a domino-effect causing much more damage to other systems as well as your wallet. Preventative maintenance can add years to the life of your vehicle and actually comes out costing you less than a string of unexpected repairs.

Did you know that a fouled spark plug or restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent? A regular “tune-up” can prevent this unnecessary waste. Your owner's manual will list maintenance services at specific mileage intervals for your vehicle. You may have this maintenance performed at the repair facility of your choice to keep your warranty from being voided. 

Stop by Kirtec Auto Services, Surrey's neighborhood repair facility, today at 5825 136 Street, or call 604-598-0898 to make an appointment to have us perform your maintenance service. We deal with you honestly and provide quality service, all at your convenience. You shouldn't accept anything less.

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