At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we know the key to making your vehicle last; good maintenance. An overwhelming percentage of the problems we see, especially the really catastrophic ones, are a result of poor maintenance. While properly maintaining a vehicle can seem like a bit of a hassle, it is absolutely worth the payoff. Good maintenance is the only difference between a car that lasts 80,000 miles and a car that lasts 400,000 miles. Preventative maintenance and repair when a problem occurs are your two concerns, and both will keep your car on the road far longer if observed properly.
At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we know that over the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there are more options from synthetic to standard 10w/30 oil. What kind is best for your vehicle and is the higher price worth the cost?
Unless you are confident in your abilities as an automotive mechanic, there is really only one rule when purchasing a flood-damaged vehicle: don’t do it. Unfortunately, sometimes sellers aren’t particularly straight-forward with their used cars. Many will try to hide the fact that it’s been damaged by floodwaters at all or try to convince potential buyers that the car is in fact fine. “It has gone months with no issues” or “technically it is flood-damaged but” are two red flags, and while it isn’t impossible for a flood car to be fine, it’s altogether a good idea to stay away.
The most important part of your visit to any shop is making sure that your vehicle receives the best repair. While we uphold that standard, the team at R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc will also go above and beyond to ensure that you get only the best customer service along with a competent repair.
An engine can last anywhere from 50 to 500,000 miles depending mostly on how well you maintain it. While some engines are certainly more reliable than others, all of them depend on maintenance to fulfill their greatest potential. R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA has provided for you some of the determining factors of engine lifespan, to help you make sure your engine lasts as long as it possibly can.