Auto Service in Garland, Texas

At, Machado's Auto Care, in Garland, Texas, our technicians are proud of their knowledge and expertise. If you have an automotive question, please contact us or consult this valuable FAQ page here. These some of the common questions we receive concerning our services:

 

How Often Should I Change My Oil?

Regular oil should be changed every 3,000 miles. Synthetic oils should be changed every 5,000 miles. However, not everyone drives the same nor has the same requirements. Ask our professionals to review your driving habits. Regardless of oil change intervals, your oil level should be checked regularly. Feel free to stop by, and we will check it for you as a courtesy.

 

What Should the Tire Pressure Be on My Car?

Tire pressure should always be set by your vehicle manufacturer's suggested PSI (pounds per square inch) specifications. These specs are listed on a plaque affixed to the drivers door jamb. Feel free to stop by for a courtesy air pressure check.

 

How Often Should I Check My Anti-Freeze?

Checking your anti-freeze every month is good practice. Level is important, but so is the antifreeze concentration level and freeze point. Let us check that for you at your next visit.

 

How Long Do Spark Plugs Last?

Spark plug life depends on the type of spark plugs in your vehicle. Vehicles made before 1980 typically have standard plugs with a life expectancy of 12,000 to 15,000 miles. Models made from 1980-2000 usually last 30,000 - 50,000 miles, and 2001 and newer model vehicles come with plugs that can last up to 90,000 miles or more.

 

How Often Should I Change the Timing Belt on My Car?

Every vehicle is different, and while the common mileage intervals are 60,000, 90,000, or 105,000 miles, it is important to know when yours is due. Failure to replace the belt at the proper interval could result in severe engine damage. Refer to your owner's manual regarding exact mileage details for timing belt maintenance. If you are unsure of your replacement needs, please call and we would be happy to check for you.

 

Schedule an appointment with us in Garland, Texas, and let our auto service answer your automotive questions.