It’s a fact that preventive maintenance is the basic ingredient to a long-lived, reliable vehicle.
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There’s no greater peace of mind than knowing you have one less worry by having your vehicles serviced by the ASE-certified automotive service and repair professionals at your local NAPA AutoCare Center. They stand behind their work with the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty. It’s a written warranty that is honored at more than 13,000 locations nationwide; more than any other automotive repair brand. So no matter where your travels take you, if you ever experience a problem with a covered repair, you can count on a NAPA AutoCare Center being nearby.
- Benefits to You
- Included FREE with your qualifying repair or service work
- Covers parts and labor on qualifying repairs and services for 12 months/12,000 miles. That doubles to 24 months/24,000 miles if you use your NAPA VISA or NAPA AutoCare EasyPay Credit Card (applications available at participating locations).
- Honored nationwide by thousands of NAPA AutoCare Centers, so you’re protected even when you travel.
- All NAPA AutoCare Center locations are locally owned and operated. NAPA AutoCare is not a franchise, but a high standard in the automotive industry developed by NAPA more than 20 years ago.
- Since it meets or exceeds NAPA’s high standards and has an outstanding reputation in your community, your local NAPA AutoCare Center can offer exclusive benefits like the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty to its customers.
The Value of ASE Certification
Many NAPA AutoCare Centers employ qualified ASE-certified technicians. ASE certification takes the guesswork out of finding a good technician. The independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) tests and certifies the competence of individual automotive repair technicians so you can be assured of their skills and knowledge. This is why many NAPA AutoCare Center owners employ ASE-Certified repair professionals and why you should ask for them when you need repairs.
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The dime-store answer is: Read your owner’s manual and define your driving habits.
The engine is the most expensive part of any vehicle, so preserving it is fundamental. And the most important part of preserving the engine is changing oil, which must be performed on schedule, using high-quality oil of the proper viscosity. That part is easy. The more complicated part is determining what constitutes “on schedule,” and selecting the right oil.
Although it might not be as simple as it sounds, begin by reviewing your owner’s manual. Today’s terminology can be complex, but it is essential to understand which maintenance schedule-most manuals include two schedules-is right for your vehicle and your driving habits.
To avoid engine-killing sludge buildup, you must pick the right oil-change schedule, either normal or severe. This will involve an honest evaluation of your driving habits. Highway driving is easy on cars. Short trips and traffic are extremely hard on cars. Whichever you do more often determines how many miles or months you can go between changes. It’s your decision, but be realistic. If there’s doubt, use the severe service schedule.
If your manual reads like most, you’ll see that many manufacturers are recommending oil change intervals that are higher than they were in the past. Some recommend oil changes every 5,000, 7,500, or even every 10,000 miles. Sticking to these schedules is great-if your oil is up to the task.
Fortunately, motor oil manufacturers are responding to this trend. ExxonMobil recently became the first major oil company to introduce a “high endurance” line of oils. The line includes three products-Mobil Clean 5000, Mobil Clean 7500 and Mobil 1 Extended Performance-which provide guaranteed protection for 5,000, 7,500, and 15,000 miles, respectively. If you’re going to stick to the schedules your manufacturer recommends, make sure your oil is up to the task. Even if you decide to go less than 5,000 miles between changes, make sure you use high quality oils like the Mobil offerings.
Second to changing engine oil is properly maintaining your cooling system. To be safe, check the coolant, and all vehicle fluids, according to the shortest time or distance recommended, not the longest. Coolant, even extended-life variants, should be tested for condition every six months and coolant levels should be checked monthly. Proper testing may prompt you to flush and refill long before the extended-life interval has been achieved. A word of warning: never allow coolant to stay in the radiator until it changes color, because that change indicates rust, and rust is essentially dissolved engine.
NAPA AutoCare is designed with today’s consumers in mind.
NAPA knows that a primary concern for consumers is to find a reputable repair business that performs quality work and at a fair price.
NAPA AutoCare is not a franchise, but rather, a quality standard where independent repair business owners are invited to join based upon their community reputation, integrity, qualifications and expertise. Wherever your travels may take you, as well as right within your community, you’ll find a NAPA AutoCare Center that can professionally take care of all your vehicle needs.
Consumers consistently select a NAPA AutoCare Center because of the trust and confidence they have in NAPA quality parts and NAPA AutoCare’s commitment to excellence and best in class service.
Taking care of your car’s health is an important part of protecting your investment and protecting your family.
Never cheat on maintenance. Maintenance cheaters rationalize and justify poor maintenance decisions with highly imaginative theories, but they ultimately only cheat themselves. You can’t fool metal. Metal doesn’t have feelings. It’s impossible for metal parts to disregard forgotten or cheap penny-pinching, dollar-foolish, inadequate maintenance! Improper maintenance means prematurely worn parts and high repair bills. Proper maintenance provides reliability, longevity and, peace of mind.