Like any vehicle, Hyundai cars and trucks have a regular maintenance schedule that needs to be followed to assure the car runs efficiently throughout its expected lifetime. The owner’s manual outlines the basic service requirements, and of course, if there are any performance issues such as lack of power or poor gas mileage, the vehicle should have additional service scheduled. Regular service typically consists of checking fluid levels and quality, topping them off if needed, or exchanging them at the recommended mileage. Additionally, tires are checked and rotated, the electrical system may be tested, and a visual inspection looks for further potential problems.
Cars go through quite a bit of stress during ordinary use as they were designed for. An aspect of that design is to place the stress on easily replaceable parts instead of causing major failures which would be expensive to repair. An experienced technician can inspect those parts and replace them before they break, avoiding the later need for tow services after breaking down and being stranded on the side of the road. When additional services are needed for specific repairs, those parts have redundancies which although it might not be a good idea to do any unnecessary driving, at least the car can be driven to the shop.
When service isn’t conducted and the car is continued to be driven, it puts extra stress on secondary systems that weren’t designed to function that way. Such stresses lead to further damage and mean the repairs are going to be more expensive and take longer. Damage never gets better on its own, the repairs are eventually going to be required to continue driving. In some cases, damage can lead to failing a safety inspection which prevents state registration and legally driving the vehicle. In other cases, light damage or lack of maintenance or service can lead to an utter failure on the road, causing a safety concern by either breaking down in traffic or causing an accident.
There was a time when local mechanics conducted most routine maintenance and repairs, but today’s cars have tighter specifications and are better served by an authorized dealer’s trained technicians who understand the vehicle’s needs. John Amato Hyundai of Milwaukee serves the surrounding Wisconsin areas of Brown Deer, Glendale, Menomonee Falls, and Wauwatosa. You’ll find our representatives to be courteous and professional, prepared to explain what your car needs and why, so contact us to schedule your next service appointment for either routine maintenance or needed repairs.