General Maintenance in Corinth, ME
When purchasing a new vehicle, you need excellent credit to knock down the interest rate. And you need to do that because the cost of vehicles has gotten out of hand.
However, if you take care of your current vehicle, it can last for many years. Those who perform general maintenance regularly have gotten over 250,000 mileage before replacing the engine or transmission.
Bring your vehicle to Rowes Garage when you need general car maintenance in Corinth, ME. You can drop off your vehicle with us and use one of our loaner cars to get on with your day, or if you must stay with your vehicle we offer a comfortable waiting area with a TV, WiFi, drinks, snacks, and even a table with coloring books for the kids.
All vehicles require maintenance. They all have various fluids and filters that need to be changed regularly. The experienced auto techs at Rowes Garage are ready to help keep your vehicle in excellent condition and save you money.
Our general maintenance services include:
- Lube, oil, and filter
- Engine air filter replacement
- Cabin air filter replacement
- Transmission flush and filter replacement
- Brake fluid flush
- Power steering fluid flush
- Coolant flush
- Replace belts and hoses
- Replace brake pads
- Turn brake rotors
- Balance tires
- Rotate tires
- Change fuel filters
When you change fluids and do flushes, you can prolong the life of your vehicle’s systems. Keeping filters changed means better flow, whether for air or fuel. Better flow means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard.
General Car Maintenance Intervals
The intervals for oil changes and other maintenance vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Most recommend changing oil every 4,000 to 7,000 miles as long as the engine uses synthetic oil. If you are still on regular oil, the old rule of changing oil every three months or 3,000 miles still applies.
Fluid flushes (like transmission, brake fluid, and power steering flushes) are commonly done at 60,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for the precise interval.
Tune-ups are not as simple as they once were, especially on vehicles with coil-over-plug systems.
Older vehicles used to have a 30,000-mile interval. However, new vehicles no longer use points distributors, and spark plugs have evolved significantly. Tune-up is now recommended between 60,000 and 100,000 miles.
If you notice your vehicle not running smoothly, the auto techs at Rowes Garage can perform a diagnosis. It might be nothing but worn plugs. Or it could be a problem with one of the sensors used by the engine.
Contact Rowes Garage in Corinth, ME
We are conveniently located at 774 Main Street, Corinth, ME 04427. You can wait while we work on your vehicle or give you a ride to work or back home.