Vehicle Maintenance Services in Austin, TX

The owner’s manual for your vehicle includes all the necessary information regarding when scheduled maintenance services should be performed. It has a mileage-based maintenance schedule for services such as fluid exchanges, oil change, and component replacement. At Terry Sayther Automotive in Austin, TX, we follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to help your vehicle avoid any unexpected problems and to ensure that it performs at its best.

Top 6 Vehicle Maintenance Services Suggested

  1. Oil Change
  2. Tire Rotations, Wheel Alignments & Balancing
  3. Fluid Exchanges & Fluid Top Offs
  4. Cabin Air Filter & Engine Air Filter Replacement
  5. Spark Plug Replacement
  6. Serpentine & Timing Belt Replacement

Oil Change

Your engine oil becomes dirty and less effective as you drive. It must be changed typically every three to six months or every 3,000-6,000 miles to keep the moving parts of your engine properly lubricated. The owner’s manual will tell you how often an oil change service is required for your specific make/model.

Tire Rotations, Wheel Alignments & Balancing

Having your wheels aligned and your tires rotated and balanced helps your car drive smooth and straight, which reduces uneven tire tread wear, improves traction, and increases fuel economy. Consult with your owner’s manual to learn the specific recommendations for each tire service.

Fluid Exchanges & Fluid Top Offs

Your car uses various types of fluids to keep it running. If these fluids are low, they need to be filled up to the recommended levels. If the fluid is contaminated or dirty, we may recommend a fluid exchange service, where new, clean fluid is added after the old fluid is flushed out.

Here are some of your vehicle’s most important fluids:

  1. Coolant Fluid
  2. Power Steering Fluid
  3. Brake Fluid
  4. Transmission Fluid
  5. Windshield Washer Fluid
  6. Transfer Case Fluid
  7. Front and Rear Differential Fluid

Cabin Air Filter & Engine Air Filter Replacement

The engine of your vehicle depends on clean air to combust with fuel, which in turn powers the vehicle. If the engine air filter is dirty, you can experience higher emissions, poor engine performance, and decreased gas mileage. Also, by replacing your cabin filter, you’ll improve HVAC performance and keep the air within our automotive fresh. Check your owner’s manual for how often to replace cabin and engine air filters – this service is typically needed every 15,000-30,000 miles.

Spark Plug Replacement

Spark plugs are located inside your engine’s combustion chamber and ignite the air/fuel mixture that powers your automobile. In time, the spark plugs fail and are unable to power the engine. Based on the vehicle, spark plug replacement intervals vary. The owner’s manual will tell you when the spark plugs have to be replaced.

Serpentine & Timing Belt Replacement

Two main belts keep the engine and its accessories operating smoothly. The serpentine belt drives automotive components like the water pump, alternator, and power steering pump. The timing belt synchronizes the movements of components inside the engine.

Both belts are made of rubber and will wear down eventually. Automakers generally recommend replacing them every 60,000-100,000 miles.

Whenever your vehicle requires a certain car maintenance service in Austin, TX, make sure you consider the experts here at Terry Sayther Automotive. Give us a call today or use our online scheduler to book your next appointment with us. We’re here to help!