Wheeling Auto Center Reveals Five More Auto Care Myths

Part two of a series that helps vehicle owners protect their investment.

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Arlington Heights, IL (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Everyone wants to save money, and vehicle owners are no exception. Wheeling Auto Center, a leading automotive service center in Chicagoland’s northwest suburbs, wants to help consumers save by alerting them to commonly-held myths.

“After 22 years in the industry, we’ve heard many misconceptions,” says Dave Becker, owner of Wheeling Auto Center. “While they may appear to save money in the short term, it’s important to understand why they do more harm than good.”

Myth: Vehicles that are serviced regularly don’t need a pre-trip inspection.
Truth: Vehicles need proper year-round maintenance. A pre-vacation inspection performed by a qualified automotive technician can prevent costly repairs and unexpected inconvenience that could interrupt your getaway.

Myth: Oil and gas are the only fluids to worry about.
Truth: Many fluids keep a car running smoothly and improve driving, yet people often neglect them. These include brake fluid, coolant/anti-freeze, power steering fluid, transmission fluid and washer fluid.

Myth: The service schedule is just a way for service people to make money.
Truth: Your vehicle’s service schedule was designed by automotive engineers, not service technicians. Maintaining your car according to the schedule in your owner’s manual helps keep driving trouble-free and protects your investment.

Myth: “I do not drive under severe conditions.”
Truth: Most Americans drive under severe conditions but don’t realize it. These include cold and freezing weather, hot temperatures, extensive idling, stop-and-go driving, driving less than five miles per trip, towing a trailer, carrying a roof rack, driving in mountainous terrain, or on muddy, dusty or de-iced roads.

Myth: “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” or “No news is good news.”
Truth: Vehicles may need servicing even when the check engine light isn’t on. Follow the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual.

About Wheeling Auto Center:
Founded in 1992, Wheeling Auto Center is an independent Blue Seal automotive service center that provides quality auto repair and unparalleled customer service for domestic, German and foreign nameplates. All employees are committed to the principles of honesty, integrity, trust, respect and personal service. To learn more, visit wheelingautocenter.com.