Best Auto Repair, Russellton

CONTACT US
  • 724-265-5180

  • 768 Little Deer Creek Rd
    Russellton, PA 15076

Google My Business White

Sensible Steps to Help Keep Your Car Longer

Working Hours
  • Mon 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tue 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Wed 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thu 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Fri 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Sun Closed

Sensible Steps to Help Keep Your Car Longer

More and more people are keeping their vehicles longer as the average age of a car on the road today is more than 11 years. Considering the cost of a new car is about $31,000 on average, deciding to keep your car rather than buying a new one makes financial sense, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

The Car Care Council offers sensible steps to help motorists maintain their vehicles for safety, dependability and value.

Keep it Clean
Washing and waxing your vehicle on a regular basis protects it from the natural elements that may harm the finish.

A good cleaning of the inside and outside of the vehicle prevents the buildup of damaging chemicals and dirt, reduces the potential for rust from road salt and ensures proper visibility needed for safe driving.

Rely on Your Senses
When driving, always be alert and rely on your senses. While you may be familiar with noises that your vehicle makes on a daily basis, any noise that is new, different or suspicious may indicate a problem. Listen for sounds such as squealing, thumping, hissing and grinding - these are all signs that the vehicle may be trying to tell you something.

Unusual smells such as burnt rubber, hot oil, gasoline, rotten eggs, burning carpet or the sweet smell of syrup can be a sign of serious, and potentially costly, trouble for your vehicle.

When you hear or smell something that doesn't seem right, do not ignore it. Instead bring your car to a professional service technician to get an informed opinion on the nature of the sound or odor.

Stay on Schedule
The key to a car running at its best is basic maintenance. Keeping up with fluid changes, tire checks, filter changes and other services will help avoid bigger and more expensive repairs. Over time, some car parts and components wear out or become damaged. Being aware of your car will help you address any issues before they become bigger problems.

In addition to following the maintenance schedule recommended in your owner's manual, the Car Care Council offers a free custom service schedule to help you be proactive in caring for your car.

"Everyone loves a new car but sometimes the money is just not there to purchase one," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "If you treat your car as a valuable investment and commit to regular preventative auto care, not only will you end up saving money, but your car will keep on running for many miles down the road."

Source: Car Care Council

What People Say About Us

  • reviewicon
    , 05/21/2020

    Our family has been taking our vehicles to be serviced at Trocki's Service for years. While there are many options in our area for vehicle service, we have always gone back to Trocki's because they are very consistent in delivering a quality job, on time, and at a fair price.

  • reviewicon
    , 05/21/2020

    Very honest and friendly owner.

  • reviewicon
    , 05/21/2020

    Trusted my car to this place for over 2 years, having been provided with professional and friendly service. They take time to not only listen to any concerns but take a peek as well.

  • reviewicon
    , 05/21/2020

    Great place! Fantastic service!

  • reviewicon
    , 05/21/2020

    Been going here now for a few months they are quick and courteous and prices rival other shops. Quality shop

  • reviewicon
    , 05/21/2020

    Trustworthy, courteous and reliable. The employees are highly skilled, and prices are reasonable. I would recommend this shop to anyone that's in need of a fill-up or the most highly-specialized diagnostics. I've used Trocki Service many times and have never been disappointed.

Call us for service: 724-265-5180

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
Jasper
AASP (Alliance of Automotive Service Providers)
Interstate Batteries
  • Car Care Aware