Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett

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Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett

Ok, so when do you know it’s time for a change?

There are many factors involved, most important is how you are using the vehicle. If this is your primary vehicle that you need every day to get to work and perhaps even travel for work, then the reliability required from it is high as is the use that it will see. You may be in a position where replacing the vehicle regularly is an option. For many of us this is not always practical. Oil changes are something that most of us understand the importance of, what we miss however, is gaining an understanding of the many other components that require routine maintenance and service. Recommended maintenance in the owners manual was not written to cost extra money when maintaining the vehicle. Car makers have made maintenance recommendations based on maximizing the service life of the vehicle because that is good for their reputation. At the same time minimizing the long term cost of ownership because that gets them better ratings & reviews from both owners and industry journals…


The important “To Do List” for long term

satisfaction & reliability;

  1. Take the time to understand recommended
    maintenance in your owners manual … or … stop
    in, call or drop us and email and we would be
    happy to review it with you.
  2. Have a professional inspection completed at least
    once a year to maintain rather than repair after
  3. Budget for the maintenance that is upcoming.
    Maintenance is always more economical and
    convenient than repair.


We offer maintenance & full system Diagnostics & Repair on more than 30 makes of Domestic, Asian and European Vehicles. Both Gas and Diesel.

Factory Approved Maintenance & Programming.

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