Monterey Collision & Auto Repair

Service Department(831) 373-1534
Collision Department(831) 373-1535
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Frequently Asked Questions: Vehicle Maintenance

How often do I need to change my oil?

Regular oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles versus synthetic oil, which needs to be changed every 5,000 miles. It is important to be proactive about maintaining your oil. In order to ensure that your vehicle is running properly, check your oil once a month.

How often do I need to check the anti-freeze? Does it need to be changed?

Especially during summer, it is essential to check your vehicle’s anti-freeze once a month. Your vehicle’s anti-freeze fluids should be changed every 30,000 miles or every 2 to 3 years.

How often should I change my wiper blades?

How often you should change your vehicle’s wiper blades depends on how much time your car spends indoors. If your car is kept mostly inside, then you should plan on changing your wiper blades once a year. However, if your vehicle is mostly outdoors, then it is important to change your wiper blades at least two times throughout the year. Properly maintained wiper blades guarantee clearer vision and safer driving.

Why are my brakes making noise?

Typically, noisy brakes indicate unsafe brakes, and once your brakes start making unusual sounds, it is extremely important to take your car into Robert’s Auto Repair for an immediate check-up.

Will it damage my engine if I continue to drive my car when the check engine light is on?

If your check engine light turns on, you, most likely, will not damage your vehicle if you continue to your destination. However, you should take your car into Robert’s Auto Repair as soon as possible to make sure that nothing serious is wrong with your vehicle.

If you have any unanswered questions about your vehicle’s maintenance, bring it into Robert’s Auto Repair for a check-up.

Call Robert's Auto Repair today to schedule an appointment!

Mechanical — 831-373-1534

Body Shop — 831-373-1535

 

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Auto Maintenance