When you visit your local car repair and tire service company in Loveland for a diagnostic inspection, do you know what you are getting? Do you even know what is, or should be, included in an inspection?
Here’s the truth, what gets inspected should depend on the car. Cars of a certain age, with a lot of wear and tear and outdated technology, are going to have a lot more moving parts than new cars with fancy computers running everything. And, unless you are certain about which features of your car are controlled by the computer and which are still heavily reliant on moving parts, you can’t know what to expect. That’s why it is so important to go to someone you trust, like Loveland Tire and Service.
Unless you’re driving a muscle car from the 60s, here are the basics of what will be included in a basic inspection. If you are driving a muscle car from the 60s, please come see us. We miss the sound of those monster engines!
- Tires, wheels, brakes, and bearings, including parking brake
- Drive train
- Oil, transmission, and other fluids
- Battery charge level and connections
- Engine performance – with most cars, this is a computerized test. If you’re driving a ‘68 Mustang, it’ll be a bit more involved.
- Belts and filters, including cabin air filters.
- Windshield wipers
- Spare tire
That’s not everything, but it covers the basics. If you are concerned that your car isn’t performing at its best, if your check engine light or other warning lights are on, or if you just want to get everything checked out before the snow hits, come in and see us. We look forward to being of service.
And, don’t forget, we’re also Loveland’s top transmission and engine repair and replacement professionals.