How well do you know your car? Can you detect tiny differences in the sound your engine makes? Can you somehow tell if your car is taking a hundredth of a second longer to come to a full stop? If you’re like most of us that drive on a daily basis then your answers to those questions are probably no. Most of us can tell is something big happens without a car. If your engine all of a sudden starts making a loud pinging noise when you hit your gas pedal, you’re going to notice, but often times it’s the more subtle hums that can lead to bigger problems later on.
Car problems tend to build off of each other because a car is one big closed system. The engine requires the lubrication system, which requires the pumps and injectors. If even one of these things fails then the others could soon follow. This is why Multi-Point Inspections become so important. The service professionals at Cass Burch Chevrolet offers free Multi-Point Inspections with every oil change, so they can spot the little problems that can become a big problem. Here are a few areas that Multi-Point Inspections Generally cover.
The professionals will check out your headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and dashboard indicators. This sounds simple enough, but if your headlights go out while driving at night you’ll kick yourself for not having them inspected sooner.
Your tires are inspected for wear, cracks, balance, bead seals, and of course tread depth. Your tire tread creates a small gap between your car and the road. This provides a channel for things like water to wick away from your car which keeps you on the road as opposed to hydroplaning.
The service pros will check every fluid and lubrication system your car has to make sure that nothing is leaking or losing pressure. Everything from Oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and fuel systems to windshield washer fluid and power steering are all thoroughly inspected.
The Functional Systems of your car are a collection of necessary systems that you might not think about until it’s too late. Functional systems include things like your seat belts, horn, air filters, the grease boots on your drive axle and U-Joints, and exhaust.
The point of a Multipoint Inspection is to catch potentially huge problems in their infant stages before they become problems. There’s an old saying that goes “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Which is probably the truest when it comes to cars. If your transmission blows, it can cost you as much as your car is worth to replace it, but if you could prevent this by replacing a ten dollar hose then you win the maintenance battle.