Auto Maintenance and Inspection in Sonoma
No matter what industry you work in there is little doubt that the prevention is always better than the cure. For a mechanic it is no different. That is why at Pacific Rim Auto Repair we work diligently to provide the best maintenance and vehicle inspection service across Sonoma. In doing so we ensure that our customers are prepared for whatever hazards or and challenges Sonoma roads throw at them and are less likely to be as adversely impacted if a problem arises.
We strive to be proactive rather than reactive when dealing with the many and varied problems that driving can throw at you. This means ensuring that even the smallest detail in your car, truck or bike is identified and corrected as fast as possible. By being as diligent and detailed as possibly during our vehicles inspection checks and regular maintenance services, our team of mechanics can stop a small problem from growing into a big one. This will save you time and money and allow you to drive worry-free.
How Often Should I Have my Vehicle Inspected?
The answer to this question relies on a number of factors such as the age of your vehicle, whether it was bought new or second-hand, if it has been involved in any previous crashes or collisions, how many miles it has on the clock, as well as its general road-worthiness.
However, that being said, there are a number of key guidelines which, if followed, should ensure that your car, motorbike or truck will receive the appropriate level of mechanic maintenance. They are as follows:
- Your vehicle should be inspected every six months if it is more than six years old. Once a year should suffice if your vehicle is five years old or less.
- Your brakes should be inspected thoroughly every 15,000 KM.
- By the same token, the shock absorbers in your vehicle should be tested every 25,000 KM.
- Exhausts usually need to be inspected every 20,000 KM.
- Your lubrication systems should be looked at every 10,000 KM
At Pacific Rim Auto Repair we pride ourselves on providing a free and thorough inspection for all our regular customers. What’s more, if you are a regular customer of ours, we will ensure that you receive a discount on any maintenance work that comes to more than 300 dollars.
The Value of Preventative Maintenance
There is no doubt about it, we are all guilty of adopting the ‘if it’s not broken why fix it mindset’ from time to time and it can often be for good reason. Regular vehicle inspection and maintenance work can cost time and money and may seem like an unnecessary luxury, especially during tough economic times. However, the fact of the matter is that failing to have your vehicle inspected and maintained regularly will not only cost you more money in the long-run should a serious issue need repairing, but it will also put the safety of you and your family at greater risk. Don’t take chances, call the Sonoma mechanics you can trust today.