Preventative Maintenance

Keeping up with preventative maintenance means that your vehicle will last longer. Instead of getting around 150,000 miles, you could get upwards of 350,000 miles or more if you do maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer. 

Contact Kanuga Tire & Auto in Hendersonville, NC when it’s time for preventative maintenance. Call us at (828) 697-2860 or stop by at 432 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

Preventative Maintenance Services Available at Kanuga Tire & Auto

When you need preventative maintenance and auto repair, you are in good hands with our mechanics. If you are unsure when your vehicle needs maintenance, and you don’t have your owner’s manual, contact us. We can share the manufacturer’s recommended mileage intervals for:

  • Flushing and replacing fluids (including the coolant and transmission fluid)
  • Changing the belts and hoses
  • Oil changes (with synthetic oil or synthetic blend)
  • Replacing batteries

Certain maintenance intervals depend on how you drive. Take severe driving as an example which includes highway driving, towing, driving on gravel roads, and driving in the mountains. Most manufacturers recommend transmission flushing and filter changes more often if you do such things. Some also recommend oil changes at shorter intervals.

How to Tell When You Need Preventative Maintenance

Not everything needs to be changed at a specific mileage. Spark plugs, timing belts, oil, and other fluids must be changed based on the manufacturer’s recommended mileage. However, belts and hoses do not have a specific mileage.

The auto technicians at Kanuga Tire & Auto recommend checking the following items at each oil change and more frequently if these parts have considerable mileage on them:

  • Belts: Look for cracks and tears on the serpentine belt. Also, check for dry rotting or discoloration. To check the belt’s life, twist it up. You should not be able to twist it more than 90 degrees. 
  • Hoses: Check radiator hoses by looking for cracks near the end of the hose and near the edges of the hose clamps. If the hose has cracks or feels mushy, it is disintegrating and needs to be changed. 

Contact Kanuga Tire & Auto in Hendersonville, NC

Kanuga Tire & Auto offers financing through Synchrony. We also offer a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on most repairs. 

When it’s time for preventative maintenance, contact us at (828) 697-2860 for an appointment. We are conveniently located at 432 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

OR CALL (828) 697-2860