Palms to Pines Automobile Maintenance Tips:
Have tire pressure, wear, fluid levels, and exterior lights checked regularly.
Perform oil changes every 3 months or 3,000 miles, which ever comes first.
Perform cooling system services, transmission services, and rear differential services every 3 years or 30,000 miles, or as recommended by your service manual.
Do not ignore your vehicle's warning lights; they light up for a reason. Warning lights may be yellow in color to signify the need for attention soon, or may be red to signify the need for immediate attention. A Check Engine light, often yellow in color, may signify a potential mechanical, electrical, or computer failure. Check Engine lights may be related to vehicle emissions, which can result in lowered gas mileage. Check Engine lights may or may not be accompanied by drivability problems such as sputtering, rough idle, or loss of power.
An Oil, Brake, or Coolant light, red in color, may signify the need
for immediate attention due to a low fluid level, a mechanical or hydraulic failure in that system. These types of problems may be accompanied by other symptoms such as a puddle of fluid underneath the vehicle.
Regardless of the warning light or color, pay attention to what your vehicle tells you. Refer to your owner's manual or call Palms to Pines Automotive at (760) 346-3115 for questions. This will help to ensure the safety and longevity of your vehicle.