We answer questions every day regarding various aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair, and want you to have as much information as possible.
When you have all relevant information, you can properly take care of your car and have a reliable, healthy mode of transportation for years to come.
Unfortunately, our ASE-certified technicians field questions every day from Tennessee drivers who have fallen into the myths regarding car repair. To bring clarity to the situation, we’re busting a few myths. Here are 3 car myths about drivetrain and suspension service, busted by our Bedford auto experts.
Myth #1: The drivetrain doesn’t need service
Have you ever heard of a car that never needs service? Neither have we! Shockingly, a large number of drivers believe their vehicle never needs drivetrain maintenance or repair. In fact, maintenance is a key factor in keeping the drivetrain system healthy.
Your car has service intervals (determined by the manufacturer) to help you save time and money in the long run. The best way to know when your car needs maintenance work is by looking in the vehicle owner’s manual. If you are still having trouble figuring out the right time, call our Jackson car repair shop!
Myth #2: The suspension operates independently
One of the biggest myths surrounding the suspension is that the shocks and struts have nothing to do with the car’s tires, brakes or drivetrain system. The truth is, a weak shock or strut could keep your tire from hitting the road in the right way. This could cause uneven and unfavorable wear on your tires.
Scheduling regular suspension maintenance keeps your shocks and struts in line, helping you save money, time and gas. Protecting your suspension also helps in braking, which provides better control over the vehicle. Suspension service allows for an overall more comfortable drive.
Myth #3: Maintenance can always wait
When it comes to drivetrain and suspension repair, it really is true that early detection and prevention saves you time and money on problems down the road. When you wait for a needed repair, the problem only gets worse and worse.
Rather than waiting for your minor car problems to escalate into expensive repairs or replacements, schedule an inspection as soon as you discover a symptom of drivetrain or suspension trouble.
Our friendly auto technicians want you to have the best drive possible. Don’t fall for the myths and continue to put off a much-needed repair. To schedule a drivetrain and suspension inspection today, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Jackson, Tennessee.