When it comes to keeping your vehicle performing at the highest level for the many more miles ahead, it's important that you get it serviced regularly. Beyond following the recommended service intervals outlined in your owner's manual, you should also be on the lookout for other signs that your vehicle needs to be serviced. To help you recognize when your vehicle needs auto service and why, we're going to highlight a few common ways that you can tell what's wrong with your vehicle and when you should bring it in.

Brakes

Your brakes are one of the easier components on your vehicle to diagnose an issue with. Your braking system is made up of a variety of parts, including pads, rotors, calipers, drums, and more. The first point of contact between your wheels and your brake system is the brake pads, which is why they're the first part to wear out. If you hear squeaking or a squealing noise when you apply the brakes, it's a sign that your brake pads are worn down and metal is rubbing together. That's when you should bring your vehicle in for brake service.

Battery

Is your engine sputtering when trying to turn over? Are you turning the key and nothing is happening? If either of these things are happening, it's time to replace your battery. Your battery is affected by the weather, including the heat and the cold, and can die if you don't use your vehicle very often.

Engine Problems

With every newer vehicle, there's a computer inside of it that will recognize an issue and alert you of it via the dashboard lights. If your check engine light comes on, it's important that you bring your vehicle in for servicing as soon as possible to prevent a larger issue.

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If your vehicle needs servicing, we invite you to schedule a service appointment online or visit us in our service center today. If you have more questions about when you should service your vehicle, we invite you to check out our service FAQ.

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