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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Island Tire Auto Admin - Monday, December 30, 2013

A lot of Hilton Head Islanders would like to make their cars last a lot longer. Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacturing, there’s no reason a modern vehicle can’t be made to last for 200,000 miles or more provided it is properly maintained. We have several customers’ vehicles which are in great shape and have well over 300,000 miles!  Automobiles didn’t exist when Ben Franklin coined the adage: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” But it really is true when it comes to automotive maintenance. A great example is Cooling system flush.

Antifreeze (coolant) is made to prevent corrosion and prevent the engine from reaching dangerous temperatures. However, over time, coolant breaks down and becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts. The same goes for your power steering system, brake fluid, air conditioning system, differential(s) and transmission. Of course, oil changes should be done right on schedule to avoid the build-up of harmful oil sludge. Don't let your brake pads go too long before they are worn to the point that your rotors or your safety are at risk. Replacing belts and hoses is much cheaper than repairing the pricey damage that can be caused by failure.

We know that this is a lot for busy Hilton Head Island area drivers to remember. Let the team of automotive professionals at Island Tire & Automotive Services keep on top of this stuff for you. We can tell you what your auto manufacturer recommends and help you develop an affordable plan to take care of it.

If you perform routine maintenance on schedule you will reduce operating costs, prevent pricey repairs, maintain your warranty coverage and your car will last a lot longer. Call Island Tire & Automotive Services today for an appointment.

You can reach us at either location: South Island - 843.785.3841 North Island – 843-681-2513. Online Appointments available:

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