Auto Service & Repair
Whether you use your vehicle daily or only on occasion, you’re always counting on it to keep you and your passengers safe. You also want to know that it can get you to your destination comfortably and reliably. One way to ensure your vehicle delivers on both of these fronts is to bring it in to Sullivan Automotive for routine auto services and repairs.
Many people think of auto service as just an oil change with a couple of extras thrown in. But it’s actually much more than that. And it plays a critical role in ensuring the reliability of your vehicle. Here are a few things we’d like to share with you about auto service and repairs:
- What exactly is an auto service?
- What’s included in an auto service?
- When is the right time for an auto service?
- How are repairs handled during an auto service?
What exactly is an auto service?
An auto service is a combination of inspections, fluid changes, and parts replacements. Think of it like a dental check-up and cleaning, except for your vehicle instead of your teeth. It’s a preventative measure that’s done at prescribed intervals. It helps keep your vehicle functioning at its best. And it’s an opportunity to spot and correct any issues before they grow into bigger (and more expensive) problems.
What’s included in an auto service?
What’s included in an auto service can vary depending on the age of your vehicle, its mileage, and the guidelines provided by your vehicle’s manufacturer. The following list contains just some of the inspections and replacements an auto service might include:
- an inspection of the brake and suspension systems
- inspection and top-ups of any fluids that may be running low, such as the transmission fluid
- the replacement of oils and fluids that start to function less optimally over time, such as the engine oil and anti-freeze/coolant
- a check-up of your tires, including their air pressure and general condition, as well as a rotation and re-alignment if warranted
- the replacement of several filters, such as the cabin air filter, engine air filter, and oil filter, if needed
- an inspection of your vehicle’s battery, electrical systems, and much more!
When is the right time for an auto service?
With so many systems, parts, and fluids working inside your vehicle, it can be overwhelming to figure out when each one might need to be serviced. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to stay on top of it. And that’s by following the guidelines recommended by your vehicle manufacturer.
Vehicle manufacturers provide very specific information about change intervals. These are the time periods at which various parts need to be inspected or replaced. Vehicle manufacturers also specify the optimal materials to use anytime a replacement is required. This takes the guesswork out for you. And it guides the work of your auto service provider, too.
How are repairs handled during an auto service?
At Sullivan Automotive, our approach to repairs is two-fold. First, we try to prevent unnecessary repairs wherever possible. And second, we seek to inform our customers as soon as we believe a repair is needed. Routine auto services allow us to carry out both of these functions.
Through regular inspections, we’re able to stay on top of any issues that might lead to a complete breakdown if left unaddressed. And because we adhere to manufacturer-recommended guidelines, we’re able to anticipate when various parts may become due for a repair or replacement.
Ultimately, our goal is to ensure you have all the information you need to decide how you’d like to proceed. And we pride ourselves on service that is trustworthy and professional. That means we won’t over-service your vehicle for the sake of it. And we also won’t oversell you on what’s needed to keep it running smoothly.
At your service
Looking to get your vehicle serviced or repaired? The highly trained and experienced team at Sullivan Automotive would love to help. In addition to auto service and repairs, we also offer:
- Brake Repairs
- Oil Changes
- Auto A/C & Heat Repair
- Tire Sales & Service
- Auto Suspension
- Timing Belt Replacement
- Radiator Service & Repairs
- Exhaust System Repair
And much more, as we are a full service, repair, and diagnostic facility!
For professional and trustworthy service, give us a call today