During this time of social distancing and take out only services, we’ve noticed many more business vehicles on the road. This many be a new or growth area for you. We want to remind you that the more you drive the vehicle, the more frequent the need for maintenance. Here are some things you should check on and if it’s time, schedule the service.
If you’re use to delivering a few times a week and now your company vehicle is being used every day, multiple times a day, you’re putting more miles on your tires. One way to help them last is with regular tire rotation. We know you like need the vehicle and if you call us to schedule a tire rotation, we’ll get you in on time, get the tires rotated and have you back out on the road when promised.
You may be use to changing the oil every three to four months as the sticker advises, but are you also paying attention to the mileage. Short trips (less than 10 miles) and frequent turning on and off the engine can lead to a need for more frequent oil changes, even if the manual recommends 5,000 – 7,500 miles. Check the dipstick for oil levels and its appearance. If you’re in doubt call us for an oil change. We’ll help you understand how frequently, based on the vehicle and driving patterns, you should be scheduling your oil changes.
Brakes are susceptible to wear and tear just like the rest of your car, truck or van. If you’re not the one driving it, you may not realize that they aren’t stopping the car like they once did. We advise having your brakes checked about every six months or when your tires are rotated. Because you may have different people driving the vehicle, they may not mention that the brakes are squeaking or may not realize that the stopping distance isn’t what it once was. It’s never good advertising to be involved in an accident because of brake failure.
Oldsmar Automotive can help you keep your delivery vehicle in good mechanical condition. We’re here for minor services like an oil change or tire rotation and bigger needs from transmission fluid flushes and brake replacement. We only use quality parts and our ASE mechanics do the job as your vehicle’s manufacturer recommends. Call us today to schedule your maintenance appointment – (727) 784-3501. We’re conveniently located at 3166 Tampa Road in Oldsmar.