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570-685-2690 | 862 Rte 590 Lackawaxen, PA 18435

Preventative Maintenance More Important As Vehicles Age

Preventative Maintenance More Important As Vehicles Age

The average age of vehicles on the road is rising, and as cars get older, they need more service and repair. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists who own an older car, truck or SUV become more diligent about preventative maintenance.

"With the average vehicle age exceeding 11.5 years, the chance of a breakdown or service issue on an older vehicle is much greater," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "The Car Care Council urges drivers of older vehicles to implement a preventative maintenance plan for their vehicle to minimize the chances of a roadside breakdown and to also help their vehicle run more efficiently and economically."

According to Experian Automotive, the average age of passenger vehicles on the road is rising, up from 11.29 years in the first quarter of 2015 to 11.61 years in 2019. The most common maintenance procedures to keep a car operating safely and reliably, while maintaining its long-term value, involve checking the oil, filters and fluids, the belts and hoses, brakes, tires and air conditioning. An annual tune-up and wheel alignment are also recommended.

The Car Care Council offers a free custom service schedule and email reminder service. This simple-to-use online resource can be personalized to help busy car owners prioritize auto care while making it more convenient and economical.

In addition, the council's popular Car Care Guide for motorists is available electronically or printed copy in English and Spanish. The guide covers major services, component groups within the vehicle, service interval recommendations and much more.

Source: Car Care Council


What Our Customers Are Saying

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Thanks Ray for getting my Nissan out of a precarious spot.

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I followed Mike into the same hole. Same result. These guys worked us to switch one of the rims from Mikes car to mine. Very helpful, pleasant, and reasonable. Did a great job balancing the wheel. I took it on the road course at Pocono Raceway the next day without a hitch. Thanks guys!

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When a tree jumped out in front of my car...........the only person I called (besides my son) was 590 Service......It's all good.................who else can say that !! Or doesn't get any better than 590 Service............... How about Works for me............ Yea..........Its all good !!

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I am up here in the Poconos for my car clubs National meet (I'm from Louisiana) .. on one of our runs in the area I happened to hit a one of the "local" potholes :) ... busted my wheel ... 590 Service to the rescue ... I drive a Pontiac Solstice .. so no spare .. I have some discontinued rims on my car ... so no luck in getting a replacement rim ... 590 was able to find me some rims I liked at a very good price ... this was on Thursday afternoon .. he will have the rims delivered Friday am and have me ready to go by early afternoon ... I can't say enough good things about how I was treated ... truly great customer service

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My car needed an oil change and I could not find time to stop at a shop to get the oil done. So I called 590 Service and spoke to Ray and Dave and was able to make an appoitment. They were able to work around my schedule and got everything done in a timly manner! I would recommend this to anyone great service with a smile and very friendly. This shop honestly cares about their customers!

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Ray towed our truck when the fuel pump went while driving, he was more than happy to tow our truck from Masthope to our house in Dingmans Ferry. Ray and his sons and employees do great body work and mechanical work in general.

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