The Maintenance Mindset: Full-Service Oil Change At The 4 WheelerJul 4th, 2013
Boulder people generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance: their teeth, clothes, yards and so on, but people in CO often don't apply the idea of maintenance to their vehicles.
If you never brush your teeth or go to the dentist, you'll become painfully aware of your neglect when you get a big cavity. Once the damage is done, we learn our lesson and start to take better care of things.
Unfortunately, people in Boulder too often learn the hard automotive lesson when they take their vehicle to The 4 Wheeler on a tow truck. So many times, a little routine maintenance would have prevented breakdown.
So how do Boulder drivers get into the habit of taking care of their vehicles? It's so easy to forget; not like cutting the grass which you see it every time you pull in the driveway.
Here's something that will help: The key to good vehicle maintenance starts with the oil change. Think about it – when you go in for a full-service oil change in Boulder, your friendly and knowledgeable pros at The 4 Wheeler will check all your fluids. If one of them is low, he can look for the reason. If your serpentine belt is worn, he'll see it and let you know. Corroded battery cable – they've got you covered. And they'll check to see if your manufacturer has recommended any services at your current mileage.
The oil change becomes kind of a focal point, a way to check in to see what needs to be done.
The fact is that vehicle inspection surveys consistently reveal that over 80% of vehicles have one or more unperformed repair or maintenance service. Vehicles are generally very reliable and can take a lot of abuse and neglect – but you can only press your luck so long.
So when you come into The 4 Wheeler for an oil change, you get a visual inspection of your car and a reminder for recommended services so you can avoid a total failure. And remember that your service advisor can help you work out a maintenance and repair plan for your vehicle, prioritizing and scheduling the work to make sure you and your family are safe and avoid expensive breakdowns.
Give us a call.
The 4 Wheeler
6519 Arapahoe Rd Unit #2
Boulder, CO 80303