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Davis Repair and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Centennial drivers don’t have a maintenance mindset. You know you need to take care of your cars, but it just seems really hard to get in the habit of scheduling maintenance. Centennial drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular care, but haven’t applied this knowledge to maintaining your vehicles.

For example: your lawn. You water it every other day and mow it every week. You weed the flower beds and rake the leaves. There are other things that Centennial residents are diligent about. Going to the dentist twice a year. Clothes to the dry cleaner. Flu shots. Taking your kids to their doctor for a checkup before school starts.

So Centennial drivers really are maintenance minded. They just have to learn to apply that mindset to cars. I mean, if you never brush your teeth or go to the dentist, you’ll become painfully aware of your neglect when you get a big cavity. Once the damage is done, most of us learn our lesson and shape up.

Unfortunately, car owners too often learn a hard automotive lesson when they bring their vehicle to Davis Repair on a tow truck. So many times a little routine maintenance would have prevented a major breakdown.

So how can you get into the habit of taking care of your truck? It’s pretty easy to forget. It’s not like when you skip cutting the grass; that you see every time you pull in your driveway.

Here’s something that will help: The key to good vehicle maintenance starts with the oil change. Think about it – when you go in for a full-service oil change, your honest Davis Repair service professional will check all your fluids. If one of them is low, he can look for the reason. If your serpentine belt is cracked, he’ll see it and let you know. Corroded battery cable – they’ve got you covered. And at Davis Repair, we check to see if your automobile manufacturer has recommended any services at your current mileage.

The oil change becomes kind of a focal point, a way to check in to see what needs to be done.
The fact is that vehicle inspection surveys consistently reveal that over 80% of vehicles have one or more unperformed repair or maintenance service. Vehicles are generally very reliable and can take a lot of abuse and neglect. But, you’ve got to remember that cars, trucks, and SUVs are complicated machines. There are parts and fluids that are critical to their operation. Without them, your vehicle won’t run at all.

So when you come in to Davis Repair for an oil change, you get a diagnostic examination from your friendly service advisor and a reminder for recommended services so you can avoid a total failure. And remember that your Davis Repair service advisor can help you work out a maintenance and repair plan, prioritizing and scheduling the work to make sure you and your family are safe, and helping you avoid expensive breakdowns.

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