Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I rotate my tires?
We recommend that you rotate your tires every 5,000 miles – or with every oil change if that’s more convenient for you.
When should I get my oil changed?
We recommend that you change your oil every 3,000 miles . Trust us – it’s a lot cheaper than buying a new engine. It pays itself back. Maintaining car is important. Additionally, if you’re bringing your car to us every 3000 miles we actually get to know your car and will be able to see changes that might signal a problem.
When should I bring my car in for a check-up?
Follow your factory schedule maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual. We go by the manufacturer’s suggestions.
How can I save money on gas?
For ultimate fuel economy, we recommend the BG 44K product – we use this in our personal trucks. It Cleans the gunk out of the engine and improves fuel economy. Pour it into your gas tank every 30,000 miles for best results.
What does it mean if my “check engine” light comes on?
Your check engine light can come on for a multitude of reasons. Should yours come on , just bring your car in to Specialized Automotive and let us check and see what the code says. We do free check engine light scans and then, if it’s necessary, we schedule for a diagnosis.
What does a tune-up consist of?
Back in the days a tune-up was just changing the fuel filter and spark plugs. Now it’s a comprehensive inspection and maintenance for your vehicle. Tune-ups are most helpful for vehicles that might have missed some of the factory schedule maintenance.
What sets Specialized Automotive apart?
We are very dynamic and cater to our customers’ needs. In fact, we probably know more customers by first and last name than anyone else in the town. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards – we think that fair’s fair. Ultimately, we’re here to get you back on the road. If budget is your concern, we will work with you. If you just want it done right, well, we’ll do that too.