Welcome, November! Now that you’re here, we are officially in a Halloween candied, sugar-overloaded stupor and heading straight into the throes of the holiday season. Tis the season to be on the roads more often than usual, so here are some helpful reminders to prepare the family vehicle for holiday travel:
Oil Changes: If you look at your vehicle’s odometer, do you notice anything? If it has been over 3000 miles since your last oil change with conventional oil, perhaps it’s time for a new oil change. If you have a vehicle that uses synthetic oil, you may need to come in for an oil change if it’s been over 6000 miles. If you’re not sure, check with Robert’s Auto Repair and we’ll give you a status on your vehicle’s recommended oil change time frame.
Minor and Major Service: Keep looking at your vehicle’s odometer and see if you notice if it has reached 15K, 30K, 45K, 60K, 75K, 90K, 105K, or 120K miles. If it has passed the odd numbers, like 15K, 45K, 75K, and 105K, you may need a minor service. If it has passed the even numbers, like 30K, 60K, 90K, or 120K, it’s definitely time for major service. If you’re not sure, check your Owners Manual or request a free Safety Inspection at Robert’s Auto Repair. We’ll let you know when your next minor or major service is due.
Tires: Here are a few questions to ponder about your tires:
How does that tread look?
How many miles have you put on those tires?
Can those tires carry you and your family safely down the road for that holiday road trip, or are you pushing your luck?
Is your spare tire ready for action?
Are you getting the best gas mileage possible on those tires?
If you need help assessing your vehicle’s tires, Robert’s Auto Repair is here to help.
Auto Body Repair: If you have a cracked headlight lens, or a damaged tail light, please make sure to bring your vehicle into Robert’s Auto Repair for auto body repair. Lights are part of your safety feature and you’re putting everyone around you at risk when you put a band aid of tape on your light lens. Robert’s Auto Repair is the preferred auto body repair provider for numerous insurance companies, so coverage for the auto body repairs shouldn’t be a big deal. Do it in the name of safety, at least.
Detailing: Let’s assume that your car, truck, SUV, van, or hybrid vehicle is in great shape. If you look at the paint finish, does it still sparkle like it used to? If your vehicle could use a thorough clean up or a nice detail that will remove fine scratches, our detailing department will be happy to help dress your vehicle for the holidays.
If you’re ready to be proactive in preparing your vehicle for the holiday season, we look forward to serving you. Robert’s Auto Repair is conveniently located at 234 Ramona, Monterey, CA 93940, right off of Del Monte Blvd. at Highway 1.
To schedule an appointment with our auto body or detailing shop, please call today at 831-373-1535.
To schedule an appointment with our mechanical repair or tire shop, call 831-373–1534.