Avoiding Costly Repairs

BY: Reiff Diesel Services
POSTED November 15, 2021 IN
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There is not one car owner that gets excited about bringing in their car for costly auto repairs. Sometimes hundreds or even thousands can be incurred. There are so many reasons why someone would have to endure these repairs but we at Reiff Diesel Services in Newburg PA have some great tips on how with the proper combination of maintenance and excellent driving habits, you can avoid these expensive repairs.

Avoiding Costly Repairs On Your Vehicle

  1. You should check your coolant tank on a consistent basis, mainly in the summertime months when things get steamy. If you let your engine overheat, especially over and over, you are doing serious damage that may not be reversible. There is nothing worse than ignoring an issue and having costly repairs when you knew you should’ve taken care of it sooner.
  2. Every time you pull out of your parking spot, always be looking for any fluids that are dripping or leaking. For example, if you catch a transmission leak while it is small, most of the time it can easily be repaired. If ignored and not addressed, you may not need a full transmission overhaul that will be very costly.
  3. Always, always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations when it comes to the maintenance schedule. Little things, including battery problems, can be detected early and prevented if you bring your car in consistently. We also check all fluids and the wear on your brakes, as an example.
  4. Your tires are something that should never be neglected. If they are underinflated, it can wear your tires out too soon and lead to hazardous driving conditions. Trying to ride on your tires longer than you should, can cause a serious accident. 
  5. Always pay close attention to your dashboard lights. They are pretty accurate at detecting issues that are not known to the naked eye and while they sometimes can give you a false alarm, it is better to be safe than sorry. The first step would be to look up in the owner’s manual what the light that is on means. You can find out all kinds of information there.

At Reiff Diesel Services in Newburg PA, our goal is to make sure that your vehicle runs for many many years and that is achieved through having you keep an appropriate maintenance schedule. Feel free to call us today to schedule an appointment for service or repair or use our online form.

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