Monthly Archives: October 2022

How to Extend the Life of Your Vehicle

How to Extend the Life of Your Vehicle Sooner or later your vehicle will need to be replaced, but there are things you can do to make it “later” rather than “sooner”. At Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen, San Jose, we recommend auto maintenance practices that will go a long way towards extending the life of your vehicle: Follow manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule – the Owner’s Manual for your vehicle specifies when to bring your car for various maintenance tasks – manufacturer has done extensive testing, and based on these tests, created the maintenance schedule that’s tailored to your vehicle.   Regular oil change (and oil filter change): if your vehicle uses conventional engine oil, the recommended interval is 3,000 miles. If your vehicle uses synthetic oil or synthetic blend, we recommend oil change every 5,000 miles. Oil change removes grime and debris that naturally occur as the engine perfo ... read more