Our Guide To A Long-Lasting Vehicle

Accurate Automotive's guide to a long-lasting vehicle.

At Accurate Automotive we know the importance of helping our customers keep their vehicles on the road reliably.

Being in business since 1992 has afforded us over thirty-one years of experience and we have seen the importance of using high-quality parts, and liquids along with delivering honest, quality vehicle repair at a price that’s fair. 

Let’s say you’ve got a nine-year-old vehicle with plenty of distance on the odometer. What can you to do make it last another year or two?

Let’s start with the premise that there’s no reason that a modern car can’t run for 200,000 miles or 320,000 kilometers in Mesa with proper care. The engineering and manufacturing quality is there.

Of course, some parts will wear out along the way, but there’s no reason for a catastrophic meltdown. If you stay on top of your recommended maintenance even beyond the end of the printed schedule. For example, if a service is recommended every 15,000 miles or 25,000 kilometers when the vehicle is new, you can just keep getting it done at least every 15,000 miles or 25,000 kilometers after you go forth. But, it gets more complicated because older engines lose some efficiency. Older engines are also dirtier inside and are just more stressed. That means it’s very important to not miss any scheduled services. Skipping just one oil change, for example, leaves an opportunity for harmful sludge to build up.

So all the usual things like oil changes, transmission service, coolant service, brakes, power steering, fuel system cleaning – all that stuff needs to be maintained.

Mesa business owners who are responsible for fleet vehicles are positively religious about scheduled maintenance. They know that money spent on maintenance saves them in three ways: 1- it saves fuel, 2- it prevents costly repairs, and 3 – it can postpone purchasing new vehicles.

Having the oil changed may be the most important thing. A full-service oil change at Lee’s Accurate Auto means that all of your other fluids get topped off so they don’t get low enough to cause damage. It also gives your technician a chance to spot problems in the early stages so that you can fix them before they get expensive. And it gives you a touch point with a professional along the way to remind you of things that aren’t scheduled as often – things like differential service and timing belt replacement.

Mesa drivers with older vehicles may want to follow the severe service maintenance schedule.

Check your owner’s manual and talk with your friendly and knowledgeable Lee’s Accurate Auto service advisor. Conditions inside an older engine, transmission, and cooling system can arguably be considered severe, so shorter intervals could well be called for.

And the team at Lee’s Accurate Auto strongly encourages you to consider using high-mileage formulation fluids. They’re fluids like engine oil, transmission fluid, and coolant that are formulated for older engines. They have special additives to clean deposits and to condition and restore seals and gaskets that dry out with age. Some customers start using higher mileage formulations at around 50,000 miles/80,000 kilometers as a preventive measure.

Give us a call at (480) 890-0409 

We are located at 441 S Robson #101 Mesa. Arizona 85210

For your convenience, we are happy to offer you a ride from and to our shop.

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The team at Lee's Accurate Automotive strongly encourage you to consider using high-milage formulation fluids. They're fluids that engine oil, transmission fluid, and coolant that are formulated for older engines. The have special additives to clean deposits and to condition and restore seals and caskets that dry out with age.

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