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Preventative Maintenance

Improve your fuel economy, keep your vehicle running longer and safer and prevent big repairs by paying a little attention to proper maintenance. 

Preventive maintenance is a schedule of planned maintenance actions aimed at the prevention of breakdowns and failures. The primary goal of preventive maintenance is to prevent the failure of equipment before it actually occurs. It is designed to preserve and enhance equipment reliability by replacing worn components before they actually fail. Preventive maintenance activities include equipment checks, partial or complete overhauls at specified periods, oil changes, lubrication and so on. In addition, technicians can record equipment deterioration so they know to replace or repair worn parts before they cause system failure. Recent technological advances in tools for inspection and diagnosis have enabled even more accurate and effective equipment maintenance. The ideal preventive maintenance program would prevent all equipment failure before it occurs.

Value of Preventive Maintenance

There are multiple misconceptions about preventive maintenance. One such misconception is that Preventative Maintenance is unduly costly. This logic dictates that it would cost more for regularly scheduled downtime and maintenance than it would normally cost to operate equipment until repair is absolutely necessary. This may be true for some components; however, one should compare not only the costs but the long-term benefits and savings associated with preventive maintenance. Without preventive maintenance, for example, costs for lost production time from unscheduled equipment breakdown will be incurred. Also, preventive maintenance will result in savings due to an increase of effective system service life.

Long-term benefits of preventive maintenance include:

  • Improved system reliability.
  • Decreased cost of replacement.
  • Decreased system downtime.
  • Better spares inventory management.

Long-term effects and cost comparisons usually favor preventive maintenance over performing maintenance actions only when the system fails.

 

Auto Repair Shop in DeKalb IL

 Local Auto Repair Shop in DeKalb IL. Providing tune ups, oil changes, tires, brakes, exhaust, belts, suspension, diagnostic services, engine & transmission repair.  Automotive Repair & Truck Repair.

What does D.R.I.V.E. Automotive stand for?

Discover Reputable Independent Vehicle Experts, and we mean it!!  The quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians at Drive Automotive utilize today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on all vehicles.  It is a valuable yardstick by which to measure the knowledge and skills of individual technicians as well as the commitment to quality of the auto repair shop employing ASE-Certified professionals.

Here at D.R.I.V.E. Automotive we are dedicated to the best, continual training and education available to us. We hold a Master status with ASE Automotive Service Excellence, for all makes and models. As well as original equipment manufacture certifications for Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, and even O.E.M. Hybrid certifications.

We continue to take our commitment to education and customer service a step further than the rest. Our dedication and efforts speak for themselves.

We are not new to the business of providing quality automotive repair service, and have been responsible for providing outstanding customer service for over thirty years. Our specialty is providing our customers with the most complete, technologically advanced automotive repair and keeping auto repair costs down. From maintenance, accessories, to major auto repairs, our goal is to provide you with one place to meet all your automotive needs and services. Our regular customers appreciate the honesty, dedication, and value system we have implemented as the building blocks of our auto repair business. We look forward to building a trusting and respectful relationship with each and every one of our customers.

 

* Accessory Installation * AC Service & Repair
Alignments * Batteries and Battery Service
 * Cooling Systems, Radiators, Hoses, Water Pumps, Heater Cores, etc. *  Brake Service
* Diagnostic Services * Diesel Service & Repair
 * Electrical, Charging and Starting Systems
Engine Repair
Fuel Injection Service
 * Mufflers
Oil Change
 * Power Steering
Preventative Maintenance
Radiators
Shocks & Struts Suspension
Tires, Tire Repair & Rotation
 * Towing
Transmission  * Tune ups

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