Why is preventative maintenance so important?

The importance of regularly scheduled service cannot be overstated. Many times, costly repairs can be avoided or detected early. It’s better to know if your car is going to take a bite out your wallet ahead of time.

A half hour of labor (on most vehicles) is a small price to pay for peace of mind. At JMB Industries, we give your vehicle a thorough inspection by placing it on the lift and removing the wheels to accurately inspect the brakes, suspension, steering, lines, hoses, etc. We also check all the vehicle’s fluids including motor oil, transmission, brake, power steering and windshield washer fluids, as well as engine coolant.

A quick inspection can help to catch rust and wear before they can cause severe damage to your vehicle.

Maine is a great place to live, that’s why we’re here, but the winter months do a number on our cars (and sometimes our sanity). The salt, sand and calcium from winter roads get into our cars and may cause rust, which is the worst “four-letter” word to any mechanic or vehicle owner. Usually, the first things to rust underneath a car are also the most important: brake lines and fuel lines. If either of these lines rust to the point of failure, you may find yourself or a family member at risk. A failed fuel line may prevent the vehicle from starting, also known as a no-start condition. Faulty fuel lines can be extremely dangerous, causing brake failure, which may likely result in an accident. The safest and best way to prevent these events from happening is to keep up on your regularly scheduled maintenance. A quick inspection will let you know if you’re good to go, or if your car or truck may be in need of repair.

We checked the air filter during an oil change on this Toyota Camry and discovered a huge acorn stash. This is a great example of why it is important to keep up with regularly scheduled service.

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