Prairie Post (West Edition) : 2020-10-16

Alberta : 5 : 5


Friday, October 16, 2020 5 - Prairie Post West - Alberta Discover Lethbridge’s Industrial Park Standard vehicle maintenanc­e intervals you may want to follow Drivers are urged to familiariz­e themselves with these guidelines, which can protect vehicles as well as the people inside them. No two automobile­s are the same. So it makes sense that vehicles have different maintenanc­e guidelines. Such guidelines, which include recommenda­tions regarding how frequently oil should be changed and how often tires should be rotated, are typically included in vehicle owner’s manuals. Drivers are urged to familiariz­e themselves with these guidelines, which can protect vehicles as well as the people inside them. According to CarGurus®, a free internetba­sed automotive resource, many manufactur­ers adhere to the 30-60-90 schedule. That schedule recommends everything from inspection­s to part replacemen­ts when vehicles reach 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000 miles. These recommenda­tions are meant to serve as guidelines, and drivers should know that certain factors can affect how often routine maintenanc­e should occur and when parts must be replaced. For example, harsh driving conditions can lead to excessive wear and tear that causes parts to erode long before owner’s manuals suggest they should. As a result, drivers should always speak with their mechanics during service appointmen­ts to determine if their vehicles are aging gracefully or if they need a little extra TLC. %MV ƼPXIVW KIRIVEPP] RIIH XS FI ƍ %MV ƼPXIV replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. However, CarGurus® notes that drivers who park in dusty environmen­ts should err on the side of caution and have their air ƼPXIVW VITPEGIH IZIV] QMPIW From Tractors To Trucks ƍ *YIP ƼPXIV 'PSKKIH JYIP ƼPXIVW GER EJJIGX We’ve Got You Covered! engine performanc­e and even prevent IRKMRIW JVSQ VYRRMRK *YIP ƼPXIVW QE] RIIH to be changed at 30,000-mile intervals. ƍ &EXXIV] A typical car battery tends to last EVSYRH JSYV SV ƼZI ]IEVW Drivers should always read their manuals for recommende­d service intervals. The following are some general maintenanc­e guidelines, courtesy of CarGurus®, that drivers can keep in mind as the miles pile up on their vehicles’ odometers. ƍ &VEOI TEHW ;SVR SYX FVEOI TEHW [MPP QEOI E WGVIIGLMRK WSYRH &VEOI TEHW WLSYPH FULL SERVICE SHOP last around 50,000 miles, though they should be inspected at regular intervals regardless of mileage. ƍ &VEOI VSXSVW &VEOI VSXSVW GER FI resurfaced or replaced, and this should be done around 60,000 miles. Resurfacin­g can only be done once and is less expensive than a full replacemen­t. ƍ 3MP ERH SMP ƼPXIV Many new cars now run on synthetic oil, which tends to last between 5,000 and 10,000 miles. Older vehicles using traditiona­l oil may need to adhere to the once-standard oil change interval of 3,000 miles. Mechanics will typically replace Since 1975 www.GEARCENTRE­ (403) 380-6364 3912 - 14th Ave N ƍ ,SWIW Hoses crack over time, but generally do not need to be replaced until they reach the 90,000-mile mark. However, hoses should be inspected routinely, as FYWXIH LSWIW GER GEYWI ZIV] WMKRMƼGERX damage. Recommende­d maintenanc­e intervals are only intended to serve as guidelines. If drivers notice any changes in vehicle performanc­e, they should consult a mechanic immediatel­y, regardless of how many miles are on their cars or trucks. SMP ƼPXIVW [MXL XLI same frequency as they replace oil. Transmissi­ons Differenti­als Transfer Cases Axles Clutches Driveshaft­s Steering

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