A&E Auto Repairs understand that not everyone has mechanical knowledge, so here are the most frequently asked questions, if you want to ask something that isn’t covered here, please feel free to get in contact either via the website or give us a call.
Q. How often should I get my oil changed?
A. It is recommended that you get your oil changed every three months or every 5,000 kilometres, whichever comes first. However some of the newer vehicles require frequent oil changes. Contact us for the correct information pertaining to your specific vehicle.
Q. How often should I rotate my tires?
A. Manufacturers recommend you rotate your tires every 10,000 kilometres. If you have any concerns about unusual or uneven tyre wear, gives us a call or pop in and see us for free and impartial advice.
Q. It’s really not that cold here, do I really need a pre-winter inspection?
A. The short answer to that is yes! Not only is it important to keep an eye on the cooling system, it is also important to ensure the brakes are working efficiently and that your tires are in good condition to cope during the winter months.
Q. My check engine light is on, what should I do?
A. An engine management light coming on may not be as bad as you think, however the light does indicate that an error has logged in the vehicle’s on-board computer, or ECM (Engine Control Module.) It is important that the error code be scanned and interpreted which allows proper diagnostics.
Do not ignore an engine management warning light, pop in and see us for a professional diagnostics.
Q. How often do I need a tune up?
A. This varies from vehicle to vehicle and manufacturer to manufacturer. We can look up what is recommended specifically for your vehicle to ensure it stays properly maintained.
Q. Will my car never break down if I maintain it properly?
Proper maintenance will mean that your vehicle is less likely to break down, but no matter how good the maintenance is, there is always a chance that your vehicle may still break down. In the event of a breakdown anywhere in Cornwall, give us a call and we will attempt to fix your vehicle at the roadside or recover it to our workshop and evaluate the situation.
If you have any questions not covered in our FAQ, please feel free to give us a call or use the contact forms on the website.