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Preventative Maintenance More Important As Vehicles Age

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Preventative Maintenance More Important As Vehicles Age

The average age of vehicles on the road is rising, and as cars get older, they need more service and repair. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists who own an older car, truck or SUV become more diligent about preventative maintenance.

"With the average vehicle age exceeding 11.5 years, the chance of a breakdown or service issue on an older vehicle is much greater," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "The Car Care Council urges drivers of older vehicles to implement a preventative maintenance plan for their vehicle to minimize the chances of a roadside breakdown and to also help their vehicle run more efficiently and economically."

According to Experian Automotive, the average age of passenger vehicles on the road is rising, up from 11.29 years in the first quarter of 2015 to 11.61 years in 2019. The most common maintenance procedures to keep a car operating safely and reliably, while maintaining its long-term value, involve checking the oil, filters and fluids, the belts and hoses, brakes, tires and air conditioning. An annual tune-up and wheel alignment are also recommended.

The Car Care Council offers a free custom service schedule and email reminder service. This simple-to-use online resource can be personalized to help busy car owners prioritize auto care while making it more convenient and economical.

In addition, the council's popular Car Care Guide for motorists is available electronically or printed copy in English and Spanish. The guide covers major services, component groups within the vehicle, service interval recommendations and much more.

Source: Car Care Council

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  • reviewiconTucson, Arizona
    , 11/01/2020

    Merle's has been an integral part of our business from day one. Parts, supplies, even shop equipment and lifts. They understand the high level of service that repair shops need, and meet or exceed it on a daily basis.

  • reviewiconTucson, Arizona
    , 11/04/2020

    Merle's has provided stellar service for decades in Tucson and the surrounding communities. The parts counter staff is very knowledgeable and will go above and beyond the call of duty. Mele's has always provided us with top quality parts, equipment and equipment repair / maintenance. We are honored to have Merle's as a part of our family.

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    , 10/22/2020

    Merle's has been our #1 supplier for 20 years and counting. They're professional and knowledgeable and understand what the word 'service' is all about. They're more than just a supplier, they're part of our business model and part of our family.

  • reviewiconEngine & Transmission, near Tucson, Arizona
    , 11/01/2020

    Merle's has been an integral part of our business from day one. Parts, supplies, even shop equipment and lifts. They understand the high level of service that repair shops need, and meet or exceed it on a daily basis.

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