Car Care Tips / Maintenance Advice

Here’s what needs to be done to ensure your car runs better and lasts longer:

•    Oil Change – every 3,000 miles or as recommended in your owner’s manual.

•    Tire Rotation – every 6,000 miles. Proper rotation will prevent premature tire wear and save you money in the long run.

•    Fuel Filter – replace your car’s fuel filter every 30,000 miles or as recommended in your owner’s manual.

•    Transmission Fluid – change the fluid every 30,000 miles, and also make sure that the filter is replaced.

•    Brake System – make sure your car’s brakes are inspected regularly. Replace worn brake shoes and rotor assemblies when recommended.   

•    Timing Belt – replace following the manufacturer’s timetable and recommendation. A broken timing belt can quickly cause major engine damage – and the cost to replace a timing belt is far less than the cost to replace the engine.

•    Check Engine Light – when the “check engine” light is illuminated, bring your car in for inspection right away. Even if the car seems to run fine, it’s important to have the issue addressed to prevent more serious long-term problems. 

Today’s newer cars and trucks are built to last in excess of 100,000 miles, with many attaining a lifespan of more than 250,000. But routine maintenance and replacing certain vital components when necessary or recommended is key to achieving higher miles and more years out of a vehicle. 

The Four Vital Engine Parts –
That Will Wear Out Before Your Engine Does


•    Water Pump
•    Alternator
•    Starter
•    Fuel Pump

The above parts will typically fail at some point before 150,000 miles. Their bearings, brushes and rubber parts are not made to last longer than this. And it’s likely, that before your car hits 10 years or 100,000 miles, one of these four critical items will fail.

Other Vital Areas To Check On A Regular Basis

•    Radiator Hoses
•    Heater Hose & Bypass Hose
•    Thermostat
•    CV Joints

Transmission cooler lines can leak as well as vital seals and gaskets. If your Oil Pressure Light goes on, be sure to shut off your engine immediately. Also, if your Temperature Light comes on, stop somewhere immediately, turn the engine off and allow your car to cool off before continuing.
Contact us immediately and bring the car to our facility. 

Jones Racing Can Save You Money

An ounce of prevention is your best strategy with any vehicle – if you want to avoid expensive repairs and get more miles and years out of your vehicle. A few extra dollars here and there will save you money in the long run.

At Jones Racing, we inspect your car thoroughly for potential problems and can advise you on what things need to be addressed. We are extremely thorough, and if certain items need to be replaced, we use the finest quality parts available for your vehicle.

If you hear, smell or sense something on your car isn’t right, don’t hesitate to stop by or call us at 352-394-6634.

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Jones Racing
611 West Hwy. 50
Clermont, FL 34711

Phone: 

352-394-6634

352-394-7999

FAX:  352-394-3371

Email: jonesracingnet@aol.com

Hours:

Monday thru Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturdays by Appointment