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The Benefits Of Regular Vehicle Maintenance

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Maintaining your vehicle according to the manufacturer’s recommended schedule is very important.   If followed as prescribed, you will enjoy many benefits for as long as you own your car or truck.

Maintenance schedules are developed by each manufacturer to make sure the required fluid changes, tire adjustments, and check-ups are performed; these all contribute to keeping your vehicle in top form so it can run reliably.  In many cases, manufacturers require a minimum recommended maintenance schedule in order to keep a vehicle’s warranty valid.  

If you have regular oil changes, filter changes, fluid top-offs (coolant, wiper fluid, brake fluid, etc), tire pressure checks and tire rotations, your vehicle will achieve good fuel economy and retain maximum resale value.  It’s a good idea to save all your documentation relating to standard maintenance, in addition to any repairs done on the vehicle, to be able to prove the work was performed.  If your vehicle is the subject of a recall, be sure to have the work done as soon as possible, and keep documentation of the services performed.

Another way to maintain your vehicle is to keep it clean.  Washing the exterior rids the paint surface of salt and sand in the winter, and tree droppings and other damaging items in the summer.  The interior should be vacuumed regularly to maintain the carpeted surfaces.

According to www.consumerreports.org, missing even one oil change for your vehicle can lead to premature wear on the engine, and cause damage.  Having your maintenance performed at a qualified dealership is also beneficial; many offer reminders when the maintenance work is due, and they keep records in case yours  are lost or misplaced.  

 “ Here at Tyson Motors we implemented an express Lane for Quick oil changes along with extended Service hours to make maintaining your vehicle more convenient” states Jim Kinney, General Manager. 

Tyson Motors Service hours Mon-Fri., 6:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m., Sat 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday.  

Tyson Motor Corporation 1 SW Frontage Rd, Shorewood, (888) 400-5249, TysonMotor.com

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