Importance of Maintenance Even When Driving Less

Importance Of Vehicle Maintenance While Driving Less

When you're not hitting the road regularly, it can be easy to let routine vehicle tasks slip your mind. After all, most auto-related services are advertised on a mileage basis with the assumption an average level of driving occurs. However, life and other circumstances can leave you ready to roll with nowhere to go. Timbrook Kia serving Cumberland, MD, is prepared to help you with a time-based maintenance plan for all your basic services and more complex car needs, from a regularly scheduled oil change to tire inspections and beyond.

Starting It Up

Ever heard, "An object in motion stays in motion?" It is often applied to the body to discourage a sedentary life, but the same principle applies to a sedentary automobile. If it stays unused for too long, it may not want to start at all. The battery powers your car's electrical systems, and it relies on the alternator to help it keep its cells fully charged and ready to power your vehicle. When the car sits too long, this charging process stops, and your ability to start the car can disappear with it, particularly when your battery is aging. To avoid difficulty, try starting your car and driving for 20-30 miles or 20-30 minutes to keep all systems go.

Losing The Air From The Tires 

It's not uncommon for your tires to need an extra touch of air in the winter as temperature changes and weather conditions impact the tire's air pressure. Little tire pressure changes happen frequently but are often offset with routine driving. When your car sits for a bit, it's easy for a gradual change in pressure to become a low tire. A low tire can lead to a rim leak and an even lower tire. As the process evolves, it's possible inflation will be necessary before you leave the house to avoid damaging the tire or the wheel. By scheduling routine maintenance, you receive regular tire checks at Timbrook Kia to ensure your tires stay properly inflated, in good condition, and ready for a long drive when you need to travel.

Checking The Oil

Oil life is traditionally measured in mileage, with recommendations ranging from every 3-10,000 miles based on the type of oil your vehicle requires and its age. When you switch to a time-based schedule, you need to consider a change every six months but may lose or add time between visits based on your vehicle and oil type. Why? Oil ordinarily breaks down with use, but it also becomes less effective with age. A certified technician can assist with checking your engine oil for signs of degradation and will recommend when your next visit should take place based on a variety of factors.

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Timbrook Kia

10210 Mount Savage Rd NW
Directions Cumberland, MD 21502

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Why Choose Timbrook Kia?

When driving less is a new experience for you, Timbrook Kia is here to help develop a service schedule to suit your evolving needs and those of your automobile. Use our complimentary multi-point inspection to assess key systems, and rest assured when your ride needs a little more TLC than it will be serviced by certified technicians and with OEM parts. We provide a comfortable environment when you need to hang out through a service call and offer a courtesy shuttle and loaners to maximize your comfort. We serve Frostburg, Crespatown and La Vale in Maryland along with the larger Cumberland area.

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