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Maintenance Inspections

Lowell's Auto Repair Provides Car and Truck Maintenance Inspections

Car maintenance inspections are typically designed to identify any potential issues or areas of concern with a vehicle’s performance, safety, and overall condition. During a car maintenance inspection, the following things are typically checked:

  1. Fluid levels: This includes checking the levels of engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid.

  2. Belts and hoses: Belts and hoses are inspected for signs of wear, cracks, or other damage.

  3. Brakes: The brake pads, rotors, calipers, and brake lines are checked for wear and any signs of damage.

  4. Tires: The condition of the tires is checked, including their tread depth and tire pressure.

  5. Suspension: The suspension system is checked for wear and damage, including shocks, struts, and springs.

  6. Electrical system: The battery, alternator, and starter are checked for proper functioning.

  7. Lights: All lights, including headlights, taillights, turn signals, and brake lights, are checked to ensure they are working properly.

  8. Exhaust system: The exhaust system is checked for leaks and damage.

  9. Engine: The engine is inspected for any signs of leaks, excessive wear, or damage.

  10. Interior: The condition of the interior, including the seats, dashboard, and other components, is checked for any signs of damage or wear.

Overall, a car maintenance inspection is a comprehensive check-up that ensures a vehicle is running smoothly, safely, and efficiently.

How often?

It is generally recommended that you have a car maintenance inspection performed on your vehicle at least once a year, or more frequently if you drive your vehicle frequently or in harsh driving conditions. Harsh driving conditions can include extreme temperatures, dusty or sandy environments, or heavy traffic.

Additionally, you should consider having a maintenance inspection performed if you notice any issues or changes in your vehicle’s performance or handling, such as unusual noises, a decrease in fuel efficiency, or difficulty starting the engine.

It’s also important to follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule outlined in your vehicle’s owner manual. The schedule typically includes regular inspections, oil changes, and other preventative maintenance tasks that can help keep your vehicle running smoothly and prevent more serious problems from developing.

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