How important is Auto Maintenance?

In order for a vehicle to run efficiently and safely, regular auto maintenance must be prioritized. The team of specialists at Sid Dillon’s full-service auto center in Crete recommend that customers bring their vehicle in every 30,000 to 70,000 miles. If you drive a manual vehicle, you’ll need to stop for routine maintenance more frequently than an automatic.

Here are some examples of what we check during a routine inspection:

We always use high-quality manufacturer approved aftermarket or Original Equipment parts and fluids, whether you’re in need of a new ignition coil, piston ring set, or engine oil seal for auto maintenance purposes.

Listening to and observing your vehicle can help keep you ahead of the game. The sooner we can fix a problem, the less damage will be done to your vehicle and the less you’ll have to pay.

Here are some common warning signs that auto maintenance is needed:

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  • Transmission fluid leak (red fluid that will accumulate under your vehicle)
  • Squeaking sound when you brake
  • Difficulty steering
  • Difficulty switching gears
  • Abnormal sounds coming from under the hood
  • Shaking steering wheel, especially at faster speeds
  • Burning smell while driving

If your vehicle is experiencing any of the above warning signs, contact us immediately about auto maintenance. Our front desk associates will answer any questions you may have, or find someone who can, and will be happy to make you an appointment.

When you arrive, our mechanics will perform a comprehensive vehicle diagnosis to figure out what the issue may be. The tests include a visual inspection and road test. If we are still unsure of the source of the noise or leak, we will then perform an in-depth mechanical inspection.

Most concerns can be identified pretty quickly. As soon as we are sure of the root cause, we will continue to keep you updated on the costs and time the maintenance will take. We keep our communication straightforward and honest for your convenience and are happy to answer any questions that may arise.

It is important to us that you stay educated on auto maintenance.

Thank you for the opportunity to do business with you.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Sid Dillon Crete location soon.

Sid Dillon 41.7374208, -88.2556928.