Auto Europa of San Francisco Says Preventative Maintenance Helps Lower Vehicle Costs

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With gasoline prices skyrocketing and repair costs on the rise, vehicle ownership has become expensive. Auto Europa sees preventative maintenance as the best way to control vehicle costs.

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Overall vehicle expenses can be reduced with regular preventive maintenance.

A faulty repair is not only dangerous, it could cause more damage on the vehicle and cost more time and money in the long run. That’s why we don’t recommend home vehicle repairs unless they are conducted by a professional mechanic.

Auto Europa, a leading San Francisco auto repair specialist, says the best way to lessen the need for expensive auto and truck repair is regular preventive maintenance. Regularly scheduled oil changes, tire rotations, brake checks and general tune-ups can increase the lifespan of a car and help prevent major problems that can lead to expensive repairs and safety problems.

One thing vehicle owners should do is to have their oil changed regularly by a skilled and experienced mechanic who can check out the car and detect problems early, before they get expensive.

In addition to shop inspections, some car parts should be checked regularly by the vehicle owner. Tires should be checked weekly for proper inflation, leaks, and worn treads. Brakes should be tested daily. The brake pedal should not vibrate or go all the way down to the floor. Brakes should also not squeak or pull the car to one side when applied. Headlights should never be left unrepaired and windshield wipers should be replaced every six months.

“A faulty repair is not only dangerous, it could cause more damage on the vehicle and cost more time and money in the long run,” said Ron Mifsud, owner of Auto Europa. “That’s why we don’t recommend home vehicle repairs unless they are conducted by a professional mechanic.”

When visiting a mechanic, Auto Europa recommends asking for a written estimate before the mechanic begins working on the vehicle. Costs for parts and labor should be itemized. When given the choice between used, remanufactured, and brand new truck or car parts, choose new parts—in fact, ask for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts.

Used truck or car parts are not recommended because they may be faulty and do not come with warranties. Remanufactured truck or car parts have been restored to good working condition and are like new. They usually come with warranties and are better buys, but brand parts are the most reliable.

For additional information about preventative auto care or Auto Europa of San Francisco preventative maintenance services, call Ron Mifsud at (415) 658-9329 or visit their website at http://www.europeanautodealersanfrancisco.com/.

About Auto Europa
Auto Europa is a San Francisco auto repair and service shop that specializes in auto detailing, auto repair, brake repair, oil changes, and preventative maintenance of vehicles, including Audi, BMW, MINI, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen.

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