7227 N Lamar Blvd 78752
3411 S Lamar Blvd 78704
4930 S. Congress Avenue
It is true that advances in the automotive industry have resulted in better technology making autos that are built to last longer. Whatever the dealer’s commercial may promise, they can’t hide the fact that maintenance free parts do wear down in time. Your automotive manufacturer developed a recommended automotive maintenance schedule for your vehicle designed to ensure peak performance and years of trouble-free driving. These schedules are outlined in your vehicles owner’s manual.
Minor and major are two types of maintenance services. Major services are usually performed at 30K, 60K, and 90K mile intervals. Minor maintenance services are normally performed at 7500K, 15K, 45K and 75K miles.
Well make and model often varies, minor maintenance services normally include:
- Changing the oil filter and oil
- If it is not factory sealed, lubricate the chassis
- Rotate the tires
- Inspect all filters, fluids, cooling system & hoses, belts, emissions, brakes & tires, wiper blades, lights & signals.
Well, make and model often varies major maintenance services normally include:
- All services included with minor maintenance
- Replacement of various fluids, filters and spark plugs
- Replace the timing belts at the recommended replacement interval by the manufacture.
Is my warranty valid with your service?
Carter’s automotive in Austin, Texas, is authorized to perform all of the services recommended by each manufacturer in order to keep your warranty valid with this schedule maintenance.
With all services that you receive at Carter’s Automotive, the auto parts that we install meet or exceed the manufacturer’s standards, all used automotive parts upon request will be returned to you.
We strongly advise and suggests in having your scheduled manufacturer maintenance service performed on time. Based upon your vehicle and industry standards, additional services may be recommended based upon the inspection of your vehicle.
Yes tune ups are still very important, even if it includes just changing the spark plugs. As manufacturers extend the the time between spark plug replacement (some cases up to 100 K), the stress placed on the rest of the ignition system is extreme, often causing premature failure of coils, wires, caps, etc.When your automobile is properly tuned the fuel system, ignition system, computer and the emission system all work together. This produces peak combustion chamber efficiency, that saves you money while making sure your automobile is emitting the lowest amount of pollutants.
How can I tell when my vehicle needs a tune-up?
Check your vehicles owner’s manual.. Each vehicle may very on tune-up intervals. Many people think that a tune-up will automatically solve your drivability problem. That is not always the case. Our automotive experts run diagnostics to verify your vehicle you will benefit from getting a tune up before we start.
We start with a diagnostic computer scan
Replace spark plugs
Analysis of vehicles emission levels
Idle speed/timing adjustment ( is adjustable)
Complete vehicle maintenance inspection
Parts we install our guaranteed to meet or exceed your vehicle’s manufacturer standards. If you wish we will also return your old parts to you. Call Carter’s automotive today to schedule an appointment. You can also schedule an appointment with our online form right here.