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Why People Who Don’t Drive Much Still Need An Annual Inspection

You may be surprised to learn that even if you live in SW Florida and don’t drive your vehicle very much, having your vehicle maintained once a year is a good idea to help keep your vehicle running better longer. Some manufacturers recommend once a year maintenance inspection, which is designed to prolong the longevity, driveability of your car, and a key component for preventative maintenance. If you are looking to keep your vehicle performing in tip-top shape for the long-term, maintenance inspection is a must, even if you don’t drive your car very much. 

Did you know that the weather can affect your vehicle in a good and bad way? Especially when your car isn’t being driven often, the oil isn’t flowing; the tires are sitting, belts, and batteries don’t like the heat of SW Florida, the joints and lubricants are not operating. The more your car sits, the more these internal systems in your vehicle don’t like it. If you aren’t planning on using your vehicle, you need to unplug the battery. Also, your vehicle needs to be elevated off the tires, so the tire doesn’t get a flat spot. It is essential to maintain your car, even when you aren’t driving it. When you are ready to take your vehicle for a spin, it needs to be ready to go, and an annual maintenance inspection performed by the technicians at Premier Auto Service Center is precisely what your car needs. 

 Even if your car is just sitting, you will still need to get that oil changed. The fluids will break down over time, even if you aren’t driving your car. If you leave your vehicle unused for an extended amount of time without any gas, the fuel tank can start rusting. Make sure to top off the fuel tank if you plan on not driving your vehicle. Long story short -- Even if you don’t drive your vehicle very much, your car will still need an annual maintenance inspection, especially if you are looking to start driving your vehicle again. 


 Spring is the perfect time to get your vehicle serviced by the technicians at Premier Auto Service Center because winter can take a toll on your car. An annual maintenance inspection performed by our ASE technicians will keep your vehicle performing in tip-top shape. Schedule an appointment today for an inspection performed by the technicians at Premier Auto Service Center, or call us at 239-471-7049.

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