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Maintenance list to keep your car in great running condition
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Check: battery, tires, brakes, fluid levels (washer fluid, oil, coolant, brake fluid, power steering, etc), fuel filters & injectors, belts and hoses, spark plugs, alternator, and the lubrication of wheel bearings, ball joints, etc. Always be sure to follow the maintenance schedule as listed in your car manual.

A TDC Auto Repair Technician will gladly help you understand this list and also help you maintain your vehicle.

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How often should I change my oil?
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It depends on how you drive. If your car always (or nearly always) gets warmed up, and you don't drive it very hard and keep the revs down, the manufacturer's recommendation is probably fine. If, however, you drive it hard, drive it at high revs, or alternatively, if you only drive it to and from the supermarket so that it doesn't get up to temperature, then you may wish to change oil much more often, perhaps at 3000 mile intervals (given that most manufacturers are now specifying 7500 mile intervals.) If you don't drive your car much at all (about 7500 miles a year), then you probably want to change oil every six months anyway. If you are storing a car during the winter, then change oil before storing it and change oil when you bring it out of storage.

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Do I have to go to the dealership for regularly ?
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ABSOLUTELY NOT! Your new car warranty can be applied to any independent automotive shop. We often hear dealership horror stories where customers have to keep going back to the dealer time after time to complete a simple repair. Why waste time and money! At TDC auto repairs, we have qualified, trained technicians that listen to you and most importantly, GET THE JOB RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

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How often should I give my car a tune up?
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Most cars require regularly scheduled tune-ups yearly and require major maintenance at 60,000 miles.

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Do I really have to rotate my tires?
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