Cincinnati Mechanical Work

Change Your Oil Less than the Lube Shop Recommends to Slash Your Vehicle Repair Costs in Cincinnati

Want to save more on mechanical work Cincinnati? Then commit a vehicle maintenance sin – start procrastinating your oil changes. We don’t mean never get an oil change. That will send your car straight to the pits of Hades. But you can put them off longer than the official “every 3,000 miles or 3 months” that you’ve had rammed into your head ever since your first driver’s ed class.

The reality is that most cars that have been made in this millennium can stand to go 5,000, maybe even 7,000 miles per oil change. In fact, it’s even recommended. Google your car’s year and model and you’ll get a more specific range.

Substantial Savings in Your Annual Repairs

With those new guidelines, you could stand to cut your oil change costs in half, or nearly so. At an average of 6 oil changes a year, we’re talking an easy savings of $150 to $200 off of your average car repairs. That’s some substantial savings, and all you’ve got to do is start putting off your oil changes.

Of course that’s also money out of the lube shop’s pocket, so they’ll still recommend 3,000 miles on the reminder sticker they put in the corner of the window. Just add another 2,000 to 5,000 miles to that, depending on your car, and put the savings in your own pocket instead.

Hey Cincinnati, Do You Really Need that Brake Flush Service?

Most car manuals stipulate flushing your brakes a certain number of miles. But given the cold weather of Cincinnati, the truth is that number varies quite a bit. The bottom line is how sealed are the valves and hoses in your braking system? In theory, brake fluid operates in an enclosed system, so in a perfect universe can be driven hundreds of thousands of miles, essentially the life of the car. Yet we don’t live in an ideal universe, so as the bumper sticker reads, “Stuff happens.” Water can get into your brake fluid from leaky valves, loose hoses, and other issues. Essentially, the only way to know if you are ready for new brake fluid is to have it inspected by a professional.

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