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Preventative Maintenance for your European Car

Written by: Max Revelli

Preventative Maintenance for your European Car in Seattle!

Owning a European vehicle comes with responsibilities. One of the most critical is preventative maintenance and inspections. This practice is not just about keeping your vehicle running. It’s about avoiding costly repairs down the road.

Understanding Preventative Maintenance and Inspection

Preventative maintenance is a proactive approach to European car care. It involves routine inspection of common failure points, and monitoring of component wear levels. Due to our experience of repairing exclusively European cars, we have many tens of thousands of hours under our belts repairing specifically AudiBMWMiniLand RoverJaguarPorscheMercedesVolvo and Volkswagen this helps us to know these brands more intimately and allows us to understand what the best course of action is in maintaining these vehicles, and how to prevent or prolong premature failure. Some failures are inevitable, but any time we see something on the horizon we are sure to let you know so you can plan ahead.

Car parts wear out over time as the vehicle ages, just as we do as we get older, but just because your car is old doesn’t mean it can’t be reliable. In the Seattle area we are fortunate to not have many extreme environmental factors that lead to premature wear, but our every day stop and go city driving causes wear and tear on our vehicles.

Why Keep up with Preventative Maintenance on your European Car?

Regular checkups ensure that your European car performs safely and reliably, and catching issues early allows you to budget for repairs before they become urgent. Regular inspections will save you money in the long run. It reduces the risk of sudden breakdowns and expensive fixes.

Moreover, a well-maintained European car has a higher resale value. Regular servicing keeps your vehicle in top condition, making it more attractive to potential buyers.

Following a maintenance schedule for your European car ensures that all necessary services are performed on time, extending your vehicle’s lifespan. We regularly check your vehicles manufacturer recommended service tables, and advise what is due, or what may be coming up. Remember, your driving habits can affect these intervals. If you often drive in harsh conditions, you might need more frequent servicing. Many manufacturers recommend increasing the frequency of fluid changes such as engine oil, transmission fluid, or differential fluid, if you frequently use your vehicle to tow or in performance applications.

We strongly advise customers to regularly check their coolant and oil levels or stop by any time and we’d be happy to assist with this. Doing so will help prevent unnecessary damage from low fluid levels. During our complete vehicle inspections, we point out any leakage or wear we notice, but failures may occur between visits to the shop. Monitoring fluid levels before they get dangerously low will drastically reduce repair costs in the long run. Precision Motorworks has been serving the greater Seattle area’s European auto needs since 1994. We do everything from simple service and maintenance to complex repairs and diagnostics.

Give us a call or text at 206-282-1000 and let us help you with your European Auto Preventative Maintenance Needs:

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