The core of many important things in life is maintenance; relationships, jobs/careers, property, they all require a certain level of maintenance. As children we are gradually given more and more to call our own, from our toys, to our clothes, our rooms, and so on, until eventually we earn our first piece of individual freedom; our car. As with each item before, we are expected to properly maintain our vehicles, from lube and filter service to tire care and beyond. For some people these were considered a point of pride, to take care of something they value. To others it seemed more of a chore, and a bore, but regardless of which side of the fence it fell upon then, years later we have all come to understand the value of maintenance. Here at Accurate Japanese Repair, we take pride in the ability to keep your vehicle running in the best condition possible. Regular and severe duty scheduled maintenance is the gateway to freedom on the road, whether you are commuting or hitting the highway for some down time.
It is vital to understand the importance of a Lube Oil Filter Service, more commonly known these days as just an oil change, but it truly is so much more than an oil change.
When we have your car in the air, we drain the oil, and replace the oil filter sure, but we also rotate your tires when needed to ensure the best tire wear pattern and tire life, and determine if your tires have enough tread depth left to be considered safe to drive.
While we have your wheels off during the tire rotation, we inspect your brake system front and back. Whether you have 4 wheel disc brakes or front discs and rear drums with shoes, we make the determination as to the safety and viability of the friction materials that help you stop.
We lube all serviceable joints and shafts, as well as inspect the vehicles suspension front and back to ensure that everything is safe, intact, and up to par for whatever your road needs may be.
We also inspect the entire undercarriage for damage from road hazards or impacts, and inspect the entire drive train for leaks and other damage, as well as inspect drive train fluids.
An oil change may seem like such a small and unimportant thing, but it is like a routine checkup to ensure your long term safety and investment protection.
It is important to understand what synthetic oils can do for your vehicle. Synthetic oils have better high and low viscosity performance indexes at operating temperature extremes, which makes them more stable and less susceptible to evaporative loss, oxidation, thermal breakdown, and oil sludge problems. It is said that because of these qualities you are able to go longer (service interval) between oil changes, and though this may be true, we recommend sticking to the 3 or 4,000 mile service interval, for the reasons above.