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Preventative Maintenance More Important As Vehicles Age

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  • 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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    , 07/20/2022

    Great service as always. They have cared for my truck for years!!! It has 325,000 miles and still humming right along! Thank you to the entire Evans staff.

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    , 07/13/2022

    Good service and fast

  • , 07/01/2022

    This is an excellent auto shop. Took my car in for a new set of tires and to have it looked over to make sure everything was mechanically sound. These guys recommended what my car actually needed and DID NOT try to sell me stuff that I did not need or perform repairs that I DID NOT need. I will definitely be back. THE PRICE FOR THE REPAIRS THAT WE DID NEED AND THE SET OF TIRES WERE EXCELLENT.

  • , 06/12/2022

    They could have sold me new fuel injectors but spent the time to remove mine and clean them through a special machine to save me a lot of money!

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    , 05/31/2022

    Evans has always treated me great!! They're front of the house is very kind & always willing to help. Good prices too! Highly recommend.

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    , 05/24/2022

    Great people! Great work!

Call us for service: 904-819-6599

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