Frequently Asked Questions
The consensus agrees that a driver should get an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or every six months. However, you can always refer to your owner’s manual which covers the recommended oil change interval for your specific make and model. Many of today’s newer vehicles will actually tell you when they are due for service. Remember: an oil change is essential because it acts as a lubricant for the internal components of the engine. Without it, oil can turn into sludge and prohibit your vehicle from operating correctly for years to come
Preventative maintenance for your car really comes down to REGULAR maintenance. A few examples of regular maintenance are oil changes, tune ups and even general inspections. This helps to ensure your vehicle is running optimally and helps to avoid larger issues from developing. Overall, preventative maintenance makes your car safe, dependable, efficient, and in the end, saves you money. A well maintained car will not only last longer but will get better gas mileage.
Here are 541 Imports, we offer a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty on all repairs. Some of the parts supplied even carry up to a 36 month/36,000 mile warranty, which would mean you would only pay for labor of the repair if that part needed replacing within the first 3 years!
When your check engine light comes on, it’s your vehicle’s way of telling you something isn’t right. It is the same thing that happens to us when we get a cold. You feel tired but don’t know why you feel this way, because your nose hasn’t started running and you aren’t coughing. Your body is giving you the first signal that you are sick. Your check engine light is your vehicle’s signal that it’s time for a check up before it turns into a coughing, sputtering mess. Once you notice your check engine light is on, don’t panic, but know it is time to take your vehicle into 541 Imports for an inspection.
- General Maintenance
- Engine/Transmission Replacements