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Economic Woes Demand Mandatory Engine Maintenance..

Delving further into the economy and the realistic money problems most folks are facing, it is much cheaper to stay on top of your engine maintenance than wait for the type of failure that almost always ends up with a rebuilt engine . Some items that can fail are danger issues, such as: brakes, steering and tires. Engine and transmission problems can be dangerous, but not to the same degree.

One of the keys to my success in terms of keeping my 1988 GMC 5.7L engine, 1 ton four wheel drive pickup (it is not a duallie) is that it never had a chance for anything to go bad prematurely. Briefly, and I don’t recommend this for most folks, but I had a friend who owned a lubrication specialty joint. We exchanged any repairs he needed, for free oil changes to me personally. I had the oil on my truck changed every 1000 miles. It has had 92 oil changes since it has 92000 miles on it. To say this is an overkill is an understatement.

What I’m getting at is that if you take care of things as they fail or don’t work right, you are less likely to end up with a ragged out piece of junk that is less worthy of repairs. I have been devout about changing the lubrication oils (synthetic or conventional) in my rear differential, front differential, transmission, transfer case, engine (obviously), power steering fluid, brake fluid and maintaining my cooling system. I also lubricate wheel bearings (if it applies, some are sealed from the factory), door hinges, hood and trunk hinges, all my locks, turn signal lever, and spraying the body bushings with WD-40 on a regular basis. Am I a freak? Yes. But my truck runs as solid as a new 1 ton GMC which costs over 50,000 bucks now. My truck has literally saved me at least 100,000 dollars by not having to replace it every 3-6 years.

All I’m getting at is how to save some money by maintaining your car. Stuff happens no matter what. If you were to experience an engine failure or transmission failure, than you need to deal with a reputable outfit. GotEngines.com is best known for being prepared to listen to your problem, then fix you up with the individual engine you need, they are qualified experts. Our GotEngines.com Blog is here for you to learn more about making your car last as long as possible and be trouble free in the long run.

PS: If you found an unusual lump on an area of your body, would you ignore it? Hoping it would just go away. What if it was cancer?  It would be wise to get to a doctor and have it checked. If it was serious, it would be nice to treat it before it blooms and causes more complicated problems for you physically. Get the idea?

6 Responses to “Economic Woes Demand Mandatory Engine Maintenance..”

  1. Sara Newman says:

    Thanks so much for the great information. I’m not a car expert, but I do know I’ve got to make mine last a long time. This information will help. Every little bit helps. Thanks for making this clear to a not so knowledgeable.person.

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