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Preventative Maintenance More Important As Vehicles Age

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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed
    CLOSED 1/1/21

Preventative Maintenance More Important As Vehicles Age

The average age of vehicles on the road is rising, and as cars get older, they need more service and repair. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists who own an older car, truck or SUV become more diligent about preventative maintenance.

"With the average vehicle age exceeding 11.5 years, the chance of a breakdown or service issue on an older vehicle is much greater," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "The Car Care Council urges drivers of older vehicles to implement a preventative maintenance plan for their vehicle to minimize the chances of a roadside breakdown and to also help their vehicle run more efficiently and economically."

According to Experian Automotive, the average age of passenger vehicles on the road is rising, up from 11.29 years in the first quarter of 2015 to 11.61 years in 2019. The most common maintenance procedures to keep a car operating safely and reliably, while maintaining its long-term value, involve checking the oil, filters and fluids, the belts and hoses, brakes, tires and air conditioning. An annual tune-up and wheel alignment are also recommended.

The Car Care Council offers a free custom service schedule and email reminder service. This simple-to-use online resource can be personalized to help busy car owners prioritize auto care while making it more convenient and economical.

In addition, the council's popular Car Care Guide for motorists is available electronically or printed copy in English and Spanish. The guide covers major services, component groups within the vehicle, service interval recommendations and much more.

Source: Car Care Council

What People Say About Us

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    Nice space! Very helpful and accommodating!

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    We were from out of town and really worried about driving back home because our car was making a noise that didn't sound good, it was closing time for them and they still put our car up on the lift just to look to make sure nothing was major and we would not have a problem getting home. Thank you so much to them!!! Such friendly people and so helpful!! Very much appreciated!

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    Honest. Thorough. Detailed. Fair. Fixed an issue other shops attempted to fix but failed, handled all the paperwork needed to get a NAPA parts replacement from the previous shop. Nice waiting area, dog friendly. I hope I never have to come back to see them for complex issues with my vehicle, but if I do, I know they'll take care of me!

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    As a 1st time, but not last, customer I was totally satisfied. It was great getting good service and not feeling you were ripped off. It was a pleasure. See you next time.

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    Very knowledgeable and friendly.

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    This is the best Auto mechanic in Asheville hands down. Mike and his crew have worked on all my vehicles for almost a decade. Everything from oil changes to complete engine replacements. I have never had any problems, they always do a great job and finish the work in a timely manner. Finding a trust worthy Auto mechanic is not an easy task, Mike is the best I have ever worked with, his knowledge is vast which makes him one of the best at diagnosing problems.

Call us for service: 828-258-0548

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