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If you haven’t owned a vehicle for very long, you may become a little fearful when your mechanic starts listing the automotive service items that need to be done on your vehicle periodically. Before you actually head to your auto shop, take some time to read the list of automotive service items for your vehicle so that you aren’t completely unaware of what is required for your specific vehicle. Don’t be afraid to ask your mechanic for an explanation in simple terms that you can understand. You should also be provided with an estimate of the work to be done and how long it will take.

Here are five of the most common and “important” automotive service terms all drivers should know about:

  • “Time for an oil change” – It is important to know the oil change interval recommended for your vehicle as well as what is the best kind of oil to use. The filter should be replaced at every oil change to keep the oil clean longer.
  • “Condition of the distributor” – The distributor (part of the ignition system) delivers the right amount of electrical voltage to each spark plug at the right time to start the engine. A failing distributor will cause starting problems. They can also be caused by a bad car battery, a failing alternator, or dirty spark plugs, your mechanic can run a diagnostic test to pinpoint the actual problem.
  • “Check the brake fluid” – The brake fluid is pressurized to squeeze the brake pads around the rotors, slowing or stopping your car as you step on the brake pedal. Ask your mechanic to inspect the brake fluid at every oil change. If it becomes too low or too dirty, it is no longer effective in stopping your car.
  • “Top-off the radiator” – Part of your vehicle’s cooling system, the radiator should contain the correct mixture of coolant/antifreeze and water. This mixture circulates through the motor to keep it from overheating, returning to the radiator to be cooled off again. Over time, the water will evaporate and will need to be “topped off.”
  • “Time for a Tune Up” – Frequently referred to as the “automotive service schedule” for today’s newer vehicles, the engine is inspected, and worn-out parts are replaced, such as the spark plugs, wires, and coils, and clean the fuel injectors. Newer vehicles may need the computers to reset that control fuel-to-air mixture.

Looking for quality automotive repair? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about automotive service issues and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Keep your car in top-notch shape by taking care of the automotive service. The experts will be glad to check your car to determine if automotive repair is need.

If you haven’t owned a vehicle for very long, you may become a little fearful when your mechanic starts listing the automotive service items that need to be done on your vehicle periodically. Before you actually head to your auto shop, take some time to read the list of automotive service items for your vehicle so that you aren’t completely unaware of what is required for your specific vehicle. Don’t be afraid to ask your mechanic for an explanation in simple terms that you can understand. You should also be provided with an estimate of the work to be done and how long it will take.

Here are five of the most common and “important” automotive service terms all drivers should know about:

  • “Time for an oil change” – It is important to know the oil change interval recommended for your vehicle as well as what is the best kind of oil to use. The filter should be replaced at every oil change to keep the oil clean longer.
  • “Condition of the distributor” – The distributor (part of the ignition system) delivers the right amount of electrical voltage to each spark plug at the right time to start the engine. A failing distributor will cause starting problems. They can also be caused by a bad car battery, a failing alternator, or dirty spark plugs, your mechanic can run a diagnostic test to pinpoint the actual problem.
  • “Check the brake fluid” – The brake fluid is pressurized to squeeze the brake pads around the rotors, slowing or stopping your car as you step on the brake pedal. Ask your mechanic to inspect the brake fluid at every oil change. If it becomes too low or too dirty, it is no longer effective in stopping your car.
  • “Top-off the radiator” – Part of your vehicle’s cooling system, the radiator should contain the correct mixture of coolant/antifreeze and water. This mixture circulates through the motor to keep it from overheating, returning to the radiator to be cooled off again. Over time, the water will evaporate and will need to be “topped off.”
  • “Time for a Tune Up” – Frequently referred to as the “automotive service schedule” for today’s newer vehicles, the engine is inspected, and worn-out parts are replaced, such as the spark plugs, wires, and coils, and clean the fuel injectors. Newer vehicles may need the computers to reset that control fuel-to-air mixture.

Looking for quality automotive repair? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about automotive service issues and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Joe Borgstrom
Heights Car CareAuto Repair Shop in Billings, MT

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1320 Main Street #1, Billings, MT 59105406-259-4740service@heights-carcare.com
Mon:07:30am - 05:30pm
Tue:07:30am - 05:30pm
Wed:07:30am - 05:30pm
Thu:07:30am - 05:30pm
Fri:07:30am - 05:30pm
Sat:07:30am - 05:00pm
Sun:Closed
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