Why is Maintenance Important

Most of the time, when using our vehicles, we take for granted that they are in a proper driving condition and sometimes can forget the importance of keeping them well maintained.

Vehicles require general and routine maintenance over time and emergency repairs may be needed if you have an accident or if something goes wrong when you're driving. General car maintenance can help to prevent the latter by ensuring that your car is in optimal driving condition at all times.

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Air Conditioning.

The Federal Environmental Protection Agency regulates the type of refrigerant you can use in your air conditioner. Your Salem service technicians are current on EPA rules for properly removing and disposing of used refrigerant, protecting the environment while keeping you cool.


When you replace your alternator, it's a good idea to replace your serpentine belt at the same time. Your technician will have to remove the old belt anyway so he might as well put on a new one when he's done. And the number-1 alternator killer is a battery that's on its last legs; the alternator has to overwork to keep it charged. If your battery is 5 years old; ask our technician if it's time to replace it.


The main job of your axles is to transfer power from your engine to the drive wheels. If you hear a strange noise coming from your axles, or if your axle seal is leaking or your CV boot is torn, the axle needs to be inspected and serviced or repaired.

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