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Mackert Automotive And The Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Gig Harbor car owners don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Gig Harbor drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance, but just may have not applied it to their car, truck, SUVs.

For example: the lawn. You water it and mow it every week. And weed the flower beds and rake the leaves. There are other things that Gig Harbor residents are diligent about. Going to the dentist twice a year. Clothes to the dry cleaner. Flu shots. Taking the kids to your Gig Harbor doctor for a checkup before school starts.

So Gig Harbor car owners really are maintenance minded. They just have to learn to apply that mindset to cars. I mean, 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, most of us learn our lesson and shape up.

Unfortunately, Gig Harbor car owners too often learn a hard automotive lesson when they bring their vehicle to Mackert Automotive on a tow truck.So many times a little routine maintenance would have prevented a significant breakdown.

So how can Gig Harbor car owners get into the habit of taking care of their car, truck, SUV? It's so easy to forget. If you skip cutting the grass, 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, your friendly and courteous Mackert Automotive service specialist will check all your fluids. If one of them is low, he can look for the reason why. If your serpentine belt is cracked, he'll see it and let you know. Corroded battery cable - they've got you covered. And at Mackert Automotive, we check to see if your car, truck, SUV car maker 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've got to remember that car, truck, SUVs are complicated machines. There are parts and fluids that are critical to their operation. Without them, the car, truck, SUV won't run at all.

So when you come in to Mackert Automotive for an oil change, you get an inspection from your friendly and courteous service adviser and a reminder for recommended services so you can avoid a total failure. And remember that your friendly and courteous Mackert Automotive technician can help you work out a maintenance and repair plan, prioritizing and scheduling the work to make sure you and your family are safe, and helping you avoid expensive breakdowns.


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