San Francisco Automotive Solutions

San Francisco Automotive Solutions

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

In addition to all types of automotive repairs, most of the services we perform at San Francisco Automotive Solutions revolve around what we call “preventative maintenance.” These are minor maintenance steps you can take to keep your car running well and to help prevent major problems in the future.

It is very important to perform regular maintenance on all vehicles. Every manufacturer will have their own recommended maintenance schedules that you should follow, though certain services are pretty standard across the board. As your vehicle gets older, preventative maintenance becomes more and more important and may also need to be more frequent.

You can always depend on San Francisco Automotive Solutions to keep your maintenance schedule on track. Once you are in our system, we will gladly provide you with reminders and we can pre-schedule your routine maintenance visits. Here are some of the most common maintenance services you’ll need:

Oil Changes

Your oil and oil filter should be changed every 3,000-5,000 miles. The interval may depend on the type of car, type of engine, etc. Older cars with simpler engines usually need an oil change every 3,000 miles or every 3 months. Meanwhile, more modern cars, hybrid vehicles and those that use synthetic oils can enjoy longer periods between standard oil changes.

Air Filters

There are two primary air filters in most vehicles. One is the engine air filter, which is important to replace periodically so that the air that’s running through your engine is clean. We can check it for you with each service visit and replace if you want. The cabin air filter doesn’t need to be replaced as often as the engine air filter, but it serves an important purpose to keep the air you breathe inside the passenger cabin as clean as possible.

Brake Inspection/Brake Service

Obviously, your brakes are very important to your safety as a driver. It is a good idea to get your brake pads and rotors inspected regularly, and replaced/repaired as needed. Brake pads may last anywhere from 25,000-70,000 miles depending on your driving habits, road conditions, type of vehicle and quality of the pads themselves.

Tire Rotations

Your tires should be rotated every 5,000-6,000 miles to keep the treads wearing as evenly as possible. San Francisco Automotive Solutions can rotate your tires, make sure the air pressure is at the right level in each tire and check the tread depth. We have all your tire repair, installation and maintenance needs covered.

Additional Parts and Maintenance Services

Count on San Francisco Automotive Solutions for any auto parts that need replacing and all preventative maintenance services such as fluid flushes, wheel alignments, timing belts, spark plugs, suspension, hoses, radiator, air conditioning/heating, transmission service, and so on.

Call San Francisco Automotive Solutions today at (415) 523-0515 or schedule your service appointment online. Let us take care of all your auto repair and factory recommended vehicle maintenance requirements

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