Brakes and other Maintenance

 

Keep your vehicle on the Road with routine Maintenance.

Wondering when to service your car, truck, van or SUV in order to keep it in the best shape? Typical maintenance schedules are based on the mileage on your vehicle, which indicates how much wear and tear it is likely to have experienced. At certain mileage points it is a good idea to get some parts tuned up or replaced. Vehicles purchased from used car lots in Kernersville can be just as reliable as new cars when properly maintained. These are a few of the major systems in your vehicle with tips on how you can keep them in the best condition throughout the life of your vehicle.


Be Sure to Check Your Brakes 


Terry Auto Outlet recommends checking your brakes every 20,000 miles on average. However, a check should be performed immediately if the vehicle presents signs of brake issues such as vibration when braking. This can not only put you at risk of an accident, but can cause unnecessary stress on other parts of your vehicle, resulting in more expensive repairs.  

The main signals that indicate that the brake disc or brake pads are worn or deteriorated are: 

• Warning light comes on (when one is present, and only for the brake pads) 

• Noise occurs during braking 

• Presence of vibrations 

• Presence of deep circular lines or radial cracks on the braking band 

• Signs of overheating 


Maintain and Regularly Check Your Car's Battery 


In order to know when to change your Battery, there are a few things to keep in mind. Regular testing can ensure your battery is charged and ready to start your vehicle in any condition. Regular care can also go a long way toward making your car battery last longer and perform better during its lifetime. Most general auto parts stores will offer free battery tests for you on the spot. If the battery tests weak, it should be replaced. You don't want to end up stranded with a dead battery and a car that won't start. 


Change Your Air Filters Frequently for Optimal Performance 


Air filters are easy to slide or swap out, and it's one of the few things you can do to maintain your filter without the help of a technician. You should always double-check your owner's manual for specific recommendations, but generally speaking it's best to clean or change your filters once every 9 to 12 months. Remember, regular cleaning/changing of your filter will ensure the best performance, increase the life of your engine, and give you peace of mind that you're breathing easier.


Think About Your Windshield Wipers Before the Moment You Need Them 


Wiper blades should be replaced about once a year or as soon as you notice a difference in driving visibility. When wiper blades no longer make proper contact with the windshield surface, they can begin to squeak, chatter, skip, smear or streak, reducing driving visibility, which is fundamental to safe driving. Although drivers depend on their vehicles' wiper blades to clear away rain, sleet, and snow, many wait to replace them until they need them the most. Remembering to replace your wiper blades regularly will maximize visibility and safety.


Keep Up a Regular Maintenance Schedule at the Terry Auto NC Service Department 


Not all used car lots in Kernersville have a service department with the same commitment to excellence and superior customer service as Terry Auto Outlet NC. Whether or not you purchased your vehicle from Terry Auto, you can still make full use of the service department. Your technician will keep your car's mileage and service history on file so that you can stay on top of your regular maintenance appointments. Call (336) 497-5890 to schedule service or book an appointment online.

Contact

Terry Auto Outlet NC

975 Hwy 66
Directions Kernersville, NC 27284

  • Sales: 336-497-5890

Hours

  • Monday 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Friday 8:00AM - 5:30PM
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