Lakewood Engine Repair Shop - Merrill Automotive
Cars are expensive. To buy, operate and maintain. Let Merrill Automotive, a Lakewood engine repair shop help you make your engine run for the entirety of its lifespan. For most of us, our vehicles are one of the most expensive items in the family budget. Neglect and deferred maintenance can complicate the cost of ownership. Following the factory recommended maintenance schedule is the best way to avoid expensive repairs and complete preventative maintenance. Merrill Automotive can help you with scheduling the maintenance and more importantly with budgeting the work so your family can manage the expense throughout the year. Cars and trucks are more reliable than ever, especially when cared for with scheduled maintenance at our Lakewood engine repair shop. Newer more reliable vehicles do need extensive and well-timed maintenance to ensure the longest service life possible. Simple fluid exchanges and filter replacements can help preserve more complex and valuable electrical systems integrated with our cars. Maintenance throughout the car, truck or SUV is essential but the most expensive system in the vehicle is the engine.
What are some of the maintenance items you should stay on top of? Engine oil and filter changes are the first things. But with longer interval service requirements you want to make sure it’s a high-quality oil, whether its conventional or synthetic. The filter is also critical, at our Lakewood engine repair shop, we use NAPA Gold Filters with all our retail oil and filter services. Let’s replace the engine coolant, brake fluid, transmission, and differential fluids. These fluids protect vital moving components of the vehicle. As they break down so does the protection. Replacing these fluids will help with longevity and optimal vehicle efficiency. It’s good practice to include one or two of these fluid exchanges while doing an oil service. It helps with remembering to perform the maintenance but also saves you time between oil changes.
Quickie lube shops don’t usually check tires, brakes, suspension components or take your vehicle for a test drive. With longer oil service intervals, it is now recommended that the tires be rotated and balanced with each oil change. Not only do quickie lube shops fall short on actual vehicle inspections they don’t use trained service professionals. Merrill Automotive is always looking for better diagnostic procedures and the latest automotive trends to provide our customers. Do you want a cheap oil change with little regard for the actual performance of your vehicle or do you want the best care possible for the second largest expense your family has to incur?
We look forward to a long and friendly relationship with you and your valuable car at our Lakewood engine repair shop!