An article about routine maintenance probably doesn’t sound like the most riveting read, but at Hale's Automotive in Marion, IL, proper maintenance is something we believe in wholeheartedly. Routine maintenance is the key to making a vehicle last for decades; if done correctly, your vehicle will stay reliable and enjoyable to drive, and you will save time and money in the process.

Basically, you should follow the maintenance intervals outlined in your owner’s manual. Your vehicle’s manufacturer knows your vehicles’ specific needs and provides for you a detailed list of maintenance procedures. Have oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad installations, timing belt procedures, and anything else your owner’s manual recommends performed when it tells you to do so. If your owner’s manual is vague or you don’t have one for your vehicle, don’t panic; our technicians know what your vehicle needs.

Routine maintenance is often overlooked, in summary, because of the old adage “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” When it comes to vehicles, nothing could be further from the truth. The trick to having a reliable automobile isn’t fixing it when it breaks, it’s preventing it from breaking in the first place. If something is worn out or aging, fix it first before it breaks. Many people don’t worry about bringing their vehicles into the shop unless it’s broken, but more often than not, breakdowns can be avoided altogether if a vehicle is properly maintained.

Our technicians at Hale's Automotive are experts in the art of maintaining vehicles and are more than happy to maintain yours. With us on your side, keep your vehicle on the road for many long years to come. If you want a vehicle that stays reliable and lasts for decades, make sure you come to see us at Hale's Automotive for all your maintenance needs.



Thank you for visiting Hale's Automotive in Marion IL. count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.

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