4009 Mitchell Mill Rd Raleigh, NC 27616
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Your car is a big investment, and you rely on it for daily transportation, so it’s in your best interest to keep your vehicle in good repair. That means keeping your vehicle in shape for the commute to RTP five days a week, and to games on weekends, as well as taking care of issues when they crop up. Perhaps you’re wondering how to best accomplish this. The most useful tool for fixing your vehicle is actually not a single instrument at all. It’s preventive maintenance. For all the services that protect your car from breakdown – and for repairs when you do ultimately need them – rely on Ernie Lee’s Service Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.
While every vehicle needs a repair at some point, the goal is to take care of your vehicle so that it runs well for a long time, heading off major problems as long as possible. One of the most critical services is regular oil changes. Motor oil lubricates the engine’s moving parts, suspends dirt and debris away from the components they can damage, and absorbs and removes some of the heat generated by friction. Without regular oil and filter changes, that lubricant can age and break down, allowing sludge to form and risking damage to your engine. Imagine the cost of engine repair or replacement that might have been prevented with oil changes!
Also, it’s important to keep fluids checked and topped off, changing them when necessary (which is much less frequently than oil). These include transmission fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, and windshield wiper fluid. Also, don’t forget the importance of taking care of your tires. Air pressure matters to the life of the tires, so keep an eye on the PSI, particularly in cooler temperatures. Check periodically to ensure sufficient tread depth, as well. Have the tires rotated and balanced on a predetermined schedule to promote even wear. Finally, check your battery’s health periodically, change belts and hoses as recommended, and get a tune-up (including spark plug change) as advised.
To keep your vehicle running at its best and prevent untimely repairs, keep it well maintained with preventive services. Instead of worrying about what tool(s) to use, choose a partner that can take care of the work for you. In the Raleigh, North Carolina, area, your go-to shop for all preventive services – and repairs when you do need them – is Ernie Lee’s Service Center. Our ASE-certified technicians work on any make or model, even your hybrid. What’s more, we’re a family-owned and operated facility. Customer service matters to us, so we ensure a good experience and excellent repairs.