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Factory Scheduled Maintenance for European Cars: Why Is it Important?

Most people who own vehicles know that having the oil changed regularly is necessary to keep their European cars running. But sometimes people tend to forget about other maintenance services. 

Bock Auto in Amagansett, NY does factory scheduled maintenance on vehicles, including European cars. Not only does keeping up with your maintenance schedule will keep your vehicle running smoothly. It will also warn you of any repairs you may need.

Let’s look at the prime importance of scheduled maintenance and the different maintenance services.

Avoid Costly Repairs

This is the top benefit—by keeping up with recommended maintenance on your European cars, you’ll have fewer surprise breakdowns and costly repairs. 

The auto techs at Bock Auto will look under the vehicle while it is in the air to check for oil, coolant, power steering, and brake fluid leaks. We’ll also check for worn tires, brakes, and suspension and steering issues. 

Our experienced technicians in Amagansett, NY will let you know if they see a problem and whether it needs immediate attention.

Following a regular maintenance plan can save you hundreds—even thousands—on costly repairs. For example, we catch low brake pads before they get low enough to damage the rotors and possibly the calipers.

Common Types of European Auto Repair

Even when you take care of your car, you are bound to have some repairs. Moving parts wear out. The trick is to catch them before they destroy related parts. 

Some of the typical auto repairs we see in Amagansett, NY include:

  • Oil, coolant, power steering, and brake fluid leaks
  • Worn clutches on manual shift vehicles
  • Water pumps
  • Timing belts (part of the factory recommended maintenance)
  • Window regulators
  • Cooling fans
  • Gearboxes
  • Computer problems (especially in newer vehicles with the latest technology that helps prevent accidents)

Our experienced auto technicians at Bock Auto can make all of these repairs. We’ll look for these possible repairs whenever we perform factory scheduled maintenance.

Factory Scheduled Maintenance in Amagansett, NY

Your owner’s manual should have a schedule of the factory recommended maintenance and the time frames. 

If you no longer have your owner’s manual or you purchased a used European car that did not come with an owner’s manual, give us a call. We can tell you which maintenance is due and when it is due. 

Factory scheduled maintenance includes:

  • Oil and filter change
  • Engine air filter change
  • Cabin air filter change
  • Fuel filter change
  • Flush transmission and change the filter in the valve body
  • Cooling system service
  • Replace the timing belt
  • Flush the brake fluid
  • Flush the power steering fluid
  • Change spark plugs
  • Change plug wires (if applicable)
  • Replace the serpentine belt
  • Replace hoses and thermostat

We also check the tensioner and idler pulleys when changing the serpentine belt. If the water pump is driven by the timing belt instead of the serpentine belt, we change the water pump when we change the timing belt.

Contact Bock Auto in Amagansett, NY 

Don’t hesitate to contact us when it’s time for auto maintenance or if you are unsure when you should do it. Call Bock Auto at (631) 267-5631. You can also drop by our auto repair shop at 541 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930.