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Some Questions You Should Ask About Your Car

Posted on 12/19/2016

People sometimes don’t ask questions about their car because it
seems intimidating and complicated. I have provided some information on a few popular car questions.

When should I have the oil changed?

The answer depends on which type of oil is required for your vehicle.

Changing your oil is one of the most important forms of
vehicle maintenance. The engine is the heart of your vehicle
and oil protects the engine’s vital components.

It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s recommended
maintenance schedule for when you should get your oil
changed as well as the type of oil you should use. You’ll find
this information in your vehicle owner’s manual or we can provide this information to you from the manufacturer’s website.

What should I do if the brake light or any warning light
turns on?

Get it checked out immediately. Not only could you do harm to yourself or others, you could potentially do costly damage to your vehicle.  

How often should I have the brake
fluid checked?

You should get your brake fluid checked every time you
get your oil changed and replaced at the manufacturer’s recommended interval. 

How often should I have the air
pressure checked?

Most modern vehicles have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System that will warn you if your tires are low. If you drive an older vehicle without TPMS, you should do this at least once a month. You could run over a nail or something! At the very least, get it checked at every oil change. Low tire pressure could cause you to lose control of your vehicle and contributes to lower fuel economy and premature tire wear. 

How often should I have my tires rotated?

Most tire manufacturers recommend tire rotation every six
months or 6,000 to 8,000 miles. A commonly accepted practice
is to rotate tires at each oil change interval. Tire rotation
involves moving each tire to a new location on the vehicle,
minimizing tire wear patterns and prolonging tread life.

When should I have my battery checked?

Modern vehicles have many features and electronics that
put a huge demand on your battery for power. While today’s
batteries claim to be “maintenance free,” that is a little
deceiving. Even though you don’t add water to your battery
as in years past, you still need to make sure your battery is
checked and cleaned each time vehicle maintenance is performed. Extreme cold and extreme heat take a toll on batteries. Most batteries last for three to five years. 

When should I have my coolant checked

You should have your coolant checked and changed
per the manufacture’s guidelines. As professionals, we can help you interpret which fluid and schedule is correct for your vehicle.

Should I worry about mileage?

It is not uncommon to see cars that last 200,000 miles or
more. That’s only if you take good care of them and give
them the proper maintenance.

Where do I find a good mechanic?

You’ve found one right here at Scotty’s Transmission & RPM Automotive. We employee ASE Certified Master Technicians to take care of all your vehicle needs.

Go to our website www.rpmautomotiveinc.com to schedule your appointment. You can also check us out on Yelp and BBB.org.

April 2016

Posted on 04/06/2016

As the calm spring weather sets in after what will possibly be our last big snowfall, the hot summer weather will soon be here. I enjoy many outings during this time of year and expect you do as well. To ensure your vehicle will give you many miles of trouble free driving I encourage you to have your vehicle inspected for the summer heat. Not only will you depend on your air conditioning to work its hardest, your engine, transmission, cooling system and starting and charging systems will also be required to perform their best in the hot temperatures. We are currently offering a summer inspection special for $59.95 which includes all the systems mentioned above and a comprehensive safety inspection. Don’t let a lack of maintenance ruin your summer travels. Visit our website www.rpmautomotiveinc.com to request an appointment or call 775-359-0840.

Wishing you safe and trouble free travels from Scotty’s Transmissions & RPM Automotive.

1510 Glendale Ave. Sparks, NV 89431


Posted on 04/06/2016

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