Interval Service Is Being Green
In this economy we want our cars to give us the least amount of trouble and run as optimally as possible. In order to accomplish this we must have our vehicles serviced by having the oil and oil filter changed.
How often you have your vehicle serviced depends on how you drive your car and what type of climate you drive in. Severe weather and driving can take its toll on a vehicle and create a demand for more frequent service. Here in Arizona we drive in a severely hot and dry climate most of the year and this means we should be having our car serviced every 3,000 miles or 3 months on average. Driving is also a factor to take into account when debating on how often your car should be serviced. If you spend a good portion of time idling, stop-and-go traffic is a perfect example, or if the majority of your commuting is done on side streets you should have your vehicle serviced more frequently. If you also drive in any of the following conditions you should have your oil and oil filter changed every 3,000 miles:
- Highway driving in hot weather, especially longer drives like vacation travel
- Towing heavy objects like boats or trailers
- Carrying heavy objects on the rooftop rack
- Driving in dusty conditions, or on dirt of gravel roads
- Driving on steep hills or mountains frequently
- Sustained operation at sub-zero temperatures
In Phoenix we drive in most of the above conditions making it necessary to have vehicles serviced every 3,000 miles or 3 months. If you are planning on having your car for a while and want it to be in optimal shape you should make sure it is being serviced accordingly. Your car’s manual will have the specific guidelines to follow when considering how often to have your car’s oil and oil filter changed, but the important thing to take into account is the climate you are driving in and what type on driving conditions your car is put through.
While you benefit financially by extending your vehicles service life, maintenance is also environmentally friendly. If you are concerned about being Green Hi-Tech Car Car is an Arizona Certified Green Business and we recycle practically anything removed from a vehicle, including engine oil. Keep in mind that by having your vehicle serviced appropriately you are able to keep it for a longer period of time, which prolongs its replacement. If everyone took good care of their vehicles it would make a large impact on the environment in a positive way.
Here at Hi-Tech Car Care our maintenance reminders are set for 3,000 miles or 3 months and our ASE Certified Technicians check fluid levels, tire pressure, and the basic vehicle condition as well as change the oil and oil filter. Call 602-224-0941 for details or contact us…
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