GENERAL AUTO REPAIR

As a car owner, one of the best things that you can do is to emphasize the importance of preventative maintenance when it comes to your car's health. Keep your ride smooth, save money, and reduce the chance of costly repairs by being cognizant of some of the requirements needed during your car's lifetime. It is especially important to focus on preventative maintenance if you have purchased a used car. Scheduled inspections, checking your tire pressure, and changing oil are some of the surface requirements that are needed. Depending on your cars make and model, you may need comprehensive services – and this is where Hippensteel Auto Inc comes in.

Read up on your car's manual. It's impossible for an article to cover all aspects of your cars maintenance. However, by paying attention to your owners manual, you will be aware of the regular maintenance needed by it. You'll discover how often your manufacturer recommends that you change your oil, filters, the timing belt on your vehicle, and much more. Not only do you risk damaging your car if you do not follow guidelines set forth in the owners manual, but you may also even void your warranty if you use the wrong oil or octane fuel for your particular vehicle.

What are some of the preventative maintenance that all cars the regardless of make and model?

  • Complete a visual inspection. Every time you drive a car, visually inspect it and make sure that nothing looks out of the ordinary. All lights should be responsive, the pressure in your tires should be checked every month with a pressure gauge, and there should be no strange sounds coming from in or around your vehicle. If you are in the Newville, PA area, we will offer a quick assessment of anything that may look or sound out of place.
  • Inspect your timing belts. Generally speaking, you should replace your timing belt every 60,000 miles. For a specific schedule, make sure that you check your manual. It is important that your timing belt is regularly replaced, as it can erode and eventually break down. Not only would this leave you stranded, but it can also have a ripple effect – damaging other parts of your car. But this easy maintenance repair can become expensive if you ignore it.
  • Monitor your fluids. Even if you do not want to personally change your power steering, antifreeze, or coolant fluids, you should be able to, at least, monitor them so you can have them professionally replaced when need be. Most have gauges or tank levels that will give you a visual representation of the amount of fluid that you car has access to. Regardless of the type of fluid you are monitoring, it is important that you never ignore any leak.
  • Take care of your car's battery. If you have access to it, make sure that you clean the contacts of your batteries. Even though most modern cars don't need stringent maintenance, older, used cars may require it. Make sure That You regularly check your batteries car to check for any mineral buildup. Minerals can easily cleaned with a battery cleaning brush.

NAPA Auto Care and Certified Technicians

NAPA AutoCare Centers are noted for their quality control. As part of the NAPA family, Hippensteel Auto Inc underline the importance of quality standards. From major repairs to maintenance, our certified technicians have been in the business since 1969. We cater to anyone, but have supported the Newville, PA community for decades.

NAPA AutoCare Centers are built around a quality standard

Air Conditioning Alignments
Alternator Axles
Brakes Carburetors
Check Engine Light Clutches
Computer Diagnostic Cooling System/Radiators
Drive Train Electrical
Emission/Smog Check Engines
Exhaust/Mufflers Fleet Service
Flushes Fuel System
Inspection/Diagnostics Lights
Oil Change Overhaul
Pre-Purchase Inspection Speedometers
Steering Suspension
Timing Belts Tires
Towing Transmissions
Tune Up Wheels