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What Is A Factory Scheduled Maintenance Plan?

What Is A Factory Scheduled Maintenance Plan?

You have probably heard the term factory scheduled maintenance plan at your dealership before. It is also sometimes called the 30-60-90 plan. These terms are interchangeable, and they both refer to the automobile maintenance program that car manufacturers design for your specific make/model. The reason the plan covers these three numbers is plain and simple. The interval between each major service appointment is approximately 30K miles. You might be like everyone else and think that the plan is voluntary. But, the services listed in the plan are vital for the long-term health and condition of your car, SUV, or truck. So now that you have a sense of what your scheduled auto maintenance plan is, you might be wondering, "why do I need it."   The 30-60-90 plan is way more valuable than you may think. Here's why you should keep track of it: Your warranty may necessitate it.  Some car manufacturers stress the 30/60/90K maintenance plan so much that failing to follo ... read more

Fun Costume Ideas To Dress Up Your Car For Halloween

Fun Costume Ideas To Dress Up Your Car For Halloween

  Photo by Amber Avalona on Pixabay Before we jump into fun costume ideas for your car this Halloween, we want to address something even scarier:  Disruption in the auto repair supply chain!  There is a shortage of workers, a shortage in parts, and, unfortunately, a lack of patience. Remember when COVID began in 2020, and there was a shortage of toilet paper? Well, the supply chain eventually worked itself out, and we finally got what we needed. However, the dominoes of the global pandemic continue to fall, including delays in getting the parts we need to repair vehicles. For the supply shortage to be less scary, here’s what we recommend. If our team informs you that your vehicle needs a specific service, it will benefit you if you move forward with that repair or service. Why? We see many parts go into backorder, and if you delay that repair, it could create a situation where you have to wait longer to drive your vehicle.  We are not saying this to scare ... read more

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How to Keep Your Brakes in Good Shape

How to Keep Your Brakes in Good Shape

Your vehicle's braking system is the most vital safety feature in any car, which is why you should replace them at the first sign of wear. Your brake pads will last approximately 50,000 miles, but the number can differ depending on road conditions and personal driving habits. We've put together our best tips to extend the life of your brakes!   Tip #1 - No Speeding There's always harm in speeding, even for your brakes. If you attempt to hit a full stop after hiking up your RPM, you contribute to your brake pads' premature wear. Brake pads wear out faster when there is more energy they have to dissipate. If you slow down in progression, you can keep your brake pads longer.  Tip #2 - Use 1 Foot to Brake As you probably read and practiced all the way back in Driver's Ed class, you should only have one foot on either the brake and acceleration foot pedals. Using both feet on your pedals is a horrible habit to get into because you will tend to brake tap mo ... read more

How To Reduce Your Vehicle’s Effect On Mother Nature

How To Reduce Your Vehicle’s Effect On Mother Nature

Photo by andreas160578 on Pixabay    Every time we put out more waste than the environment can withstand, we build up our 'carbon footprint' of toxins on the planet. Unchecked industrialization in many countries is primarily the problem, and the U.S. is one of the biggest violators. What can anyone do to change that?   The common misconception about global warming and pollution is that the human race is killing Mother Earth. This isn't accurate, as the Earth will shoulder on for millions of years after we are gone and eventually right itself again. What we're doing is killing ourselves by making the planet inhospitable for human life. It will be a long time before we can find a way to turn our situation around.    Although we love getting in our cars and heading to new places, the ... read more

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Why Does My Cabin Smell Like Oil?

Why Does My Cabin Smell Like Oil?

You've probably experienced this scenario at least once before: You're driving on the highway and suddenly smell motor oil in your car. The smell of engine oil is typically a warning sign that you or your mechanic can trace back to an oil leak. If you notice that the strong scent does not go away, it can cause concern. Regardless of an oil leak or not, the best way to know where the smell is coming from is by having your automobile inspected at Super Service of Aliso Viejo. Our expert team can perform a complete vehicle inspection to explain the issue at hand thoroughly and figure out how to restore your vehicle.   Here are some of the most common causes for a pungent oil smell in your automobile:  An oil leak flows into the exhaust system. A poorly performed oil change could cause this scent to emanate. For instance, overfilling your oil can cause it to overflow onto other components under the hood. A disconnected oil filter A leaking or defective oil plug A d ... read more