Repairs & Maintenance from the Best
CarCare To Go takes your car to Ourisman factory-certified service centers that have the tools and technicians to meet any of your car’s needs. This includes repairs large and small and all manufacturer-recommended maintenance to keep your vehicle in shape for the long run. This includes warranty work.
With every service, we provide a complimentary virus-killing germ bath, cleaning and multi-point inspection (MPI). The MPI is like a doctor’s check-up but for your car. A technician provides a report on the status of all working components so you can make informed decisions about what you want to do and when.
Here are some of the most common issues we treat:
Purchasing a car is one of the largest investments you’ll make, so it’s worth taking care of it. Performing routine, preventative maintenance recommended by the manufacturer ensures that your vehicle remains safe to drive and can prevent serious problems in the future.
It also maintains your car’s resale value. Not to mention that some warranties require regular maintenance to remain valid.
Changing your oil as recommended by the manufacturer is one of the most important things you can do to keep your car running efficiently and well over the long-term.
Dirt builds up over time and can cause corrosion and decrease the life of an engine. Oil and filter changes remove particles to keep engines at peak condition.
A well-lubricated engine can improve gas mileage and reduce fuel consumption.
Wiper blades are on the front lines day-in and day-out. Dust, dirt, bugs and debris of all sorts cause wear and tear. Driving with worn wipers can be annoying or even dangerous.
You should replace them when you notice impeded visibility from streaking or an inability to clear the windshield.
You don’t want to skimp on brakes. The most common reason for reduced effectiveness or failure are worn brake pads and rotors. These are the point of contact between your braking system and your tires.
These elements deteriorate more easily than other components and require more frequent maintenance. Friction between the tires and the brake pads cause heat, and this heat wears down the brake pad.
The “check engine” light is not something you want lit up. It is a warning that the onboard diagnostics system has detected a malfunction in the vehicle’s emissions, ignition, fuel or exhaust systems. It can be anything from a loose gas cap or spark plug or something as severe as a faulty catalytic converter or major engine problems.
Don’t ignore it.
The “check engine” light usually comes on for a few seconds every time you start the engine. That’s normal. There’s a problem if it stays on. If the “check engine” light is flashing or blinking then you have a more serious problem that needs to be dealt with right away. You should speak to a technician or service advisor before driving it.
Spark plugs wear down over time with normal use. One sign that they may need replacing is that your vehicle is skipping or stalling while idling.
How long they last varies greatly between vehicle brands and type of spark plug which could be copper, platinum, or iridium. Most new cars now use platinum and iridium instead of the original copper spark plugs. You can ask your service advisor or check your owner’s manual for recommendations about maintenance for your specific vehicle.
Batteries may last for five years or more, but many car batteries will become inefficient after three years of normal use. A bad battery can be a safety and reliability problem even before it gets to the point where you cannot start your car.
Old batteries may cause headlights to shine less brightly or onboard electronics to not work as reliably.
Tires wear down in different ways and at different speeds depending on their location on the car. Rotating them regularly helps ensure that they wear evenly. This extends tire life and keeps you safer. Uneven wear can hurt braking and traction, especially in wet, snowy or icy conditions. It is generally recommended to rotate your tires every 7,500 miles, but different makes and models have different recommendations.
Even with regular rotation, tires don’t last forever. Even if there’s plenty of tread depth left, it’s good to replace them every six years because the rubber degrades over time and can crack and increase the likelihood of a blowout.