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Preventative Maintenance More Important As Vehicles Age

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Preventative Maintenance More Important As Vehicles Age

The average age of vehicles on the road is rising, and as cars get older, they need more service and repair. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists who own an older car, truck or SUV become more diligent about preventative maintenance.

"With the average vehicle age exceeding 11.5 years, the chance of a breakdown or service issue on an older vehicle is much greater," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "The Car Care Council urges drivers of older vehicles to implement a preventative maintenance plan for their vehicle to minimize the chances of a roadside breakdown and to also help their vehicle run more efficiently and economically."

According to Experian Automotive, the average age of passenger vehicles on the road is rising, up from 11.29 years in the first quarter of 2015 to 11.61 years in 2019. The most common maintenance procedures to keep a car operating safely and reliably, while maintaining its long-term value, involve checking the oil, filters and fluids, the belts and hoses, brakes, tires and air conditioning. An annual tune-up and wheel alignment are also recommended.

The Car Care Council offers a free custom service schedule and email reminder service. This simple-to-use online resource can be personalized to help busy car owners prioritize auto care while making it more convenient and economical.

In addition, the council's popular Car Care Guide for motorists is available electronically or printed copy in English and Spanish. The guide covers major services, component groups within the vehicle, service interval recommendations and much more.

Source: Car Care Council

What People Say About Us

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    , 11/24/2021

    These guy are top notch!!! Professional, friendly and efficient. I literally will never take my van anywhere else. They did the work on my van after an accident and it's running down the road like brand spanking new! Thank you so much to everyone there!

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    , 11/20/2021

    My daughter's car is there right now so this review is regarding their customer service. My kiddo LOVES her car and when she had to have to towed due to a meeting with a curb, she was very sad. I was looking for answers as we rely on her car for school transportation. They called us when the car had arrived and been looked over. We both called to check on the car AND our friend called to check on the car. These people have been patient, professional, and understanding of out situation. My daughter will review the work on the car... but I had to say this shop is next level awesome with communication and professionalism.

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    , 11/10/2021

    Great place, friendly and honest. Very careful when working on anything visible. Mounted and balanced a new set of tires on new black aluminum rims, not even a scratch. Will be taking my 64 Pontiac soon for a front end alignment. I trust these people.

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    , 10/20/2021

    Brought my 07 F-150 there to get the tires rotated, balanced, and front end alignment. They were able to handle the 37x13.5R22 wheels and tires without issue (while some other shops said no altogether) They charged very reasonably and held to their quote over the phone. They finished the job in the time they described and took the truck in very quickly. I will definitely be returning to Evan's Automotive for work on the truck in the future. 10/10

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    , 10/12/2021

    I love this place they're on point.

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    , 09/25/2021

    Very Professional. Clean and organize atmosphere. They take care of their customers. Highly recommend.

Call us for service: 904-819-6599

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