Q: How often should I change my oil?
A: The general rule is every 3,000 miles, you should refer to your owners manual for the manufactures recommended interval.
Q: How often should I rotate my tires?
A: The general rule is every 2nd oil change, you should refer to your owners manual for the manufactures recommended interval.
Q: I bought my car at 11th Street Motors, where do I get my oil changed and general maintenance performed?
can use any repair facility that you want for your general maintenance
needs. If you do not have a facility that you currently use, 11th Street Motors would be happy to recommend one.
Q: My warranty / service contract has expired, where do I get my vehicle serviced now?
can use any repair facility that you want for your repair needs. If you
do not have a facility that you currently use, 11th Street Motors would be happy to recommend one.
Q: What is the black dust on my wheels?
A: This dust is usually from the brake pads. Some pads and driving conditions will create more dust then others.
Q: My check engine light is on, what should I do?
light could indicate any one of hundreds of issues. Some issues are
minor and some are major. If the vehicle is still running normally we
recommend that you bring the vehicle to 11th Street Motors or a
licensed repair facility to have the vehicle scanned to determine the
cause of the light.
Q: How often should I change the other fluids in my vehicle?
power steering and brake fluid should not need changing unless they
have become contaminated or burnt. Transmission fluid and engine coolant
will depend on the make, model and year of your vehicle. Your owners
manual will have the recommended servicing intervals.
Q: How long do brakes last?
will generally last between 15,000 and 35,000 miles, depending on your
driving habits. A licensed repair facility will be able to check your
brakes if you believe they need replacement.
Q: Why do my brakes squeak?
squeaking is caused by many different things. The biggest causes are
climate changes, how long the vehicle has been sitting, the composition
of the brake pads and how much brake pad is left. Generally the pads
will stop squeaking after a short period of time. If the squeaking
persists or becomes louder, it may be time to have your brakes serviced.
Q: What do I have to do to keep my warranty / service contract in effect?
keep your warranty or service contract in effect, you must complete all
of the manufactures suggested maintenance. Also, whenever you have
maintenance completed on your vehicle, keep a file of those repair
orders in the event that something breaks on your vehicle.