The average vehicle in the United States is more than 11 years old. With motorists holding on to their vehicles longer, maintenance takes an even greater importance in keeping roads, and people, safe.
While it’s easy to avoid car maintenance, it’s not a financially sound method for managing one of your biggest investments. Tony Molla, vice president of communications for the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) explains “Surveys of our certified technicians show that a well-maintained vehicle lasts longer, retains more of its resale value, pollutes less, and gets better mileage than one that’s been neglected — to say nothing of being safer to operate.”
Failing to maintain your car can cause components to wear out faster than they would otherwise; poorly aligned tires for example. It can also result in minor problems turning into more expensive repairs; not replacing worn brake pads can cause serious damage to expensive rotors. Motorists should be (or become) familiar with their owner’s manual and follow the service schedule as suggested.
Finding A Good Mechanic
ASE tests and certifies automotive professionals in all major technical areas of repair and service, virtually taking the guesswork out of finding a competent auto technician. Individuals, not repair facilities, are certified by ASE once they pass difficult, national tests.
Finding ASE-Certified Technicians
Repair shops with at least one ASE certified technician can display the blue and white ASE sign. All of our technicians at Stroebel Automotive are ASE certified and are retested every five years in order to keep up with ever advancing automotive technology.
If you have any questions or need some maintenance work done on your vehicle, give Stroebel Automotive a call at (989) 781-4307! We’re looking forward to hearing from you.