When To Get Car Maintenance

October 31st, 2018 by

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If you notice strange noises coming from your car, your dashboard warning lights turn on, or see or smell any smoke from the engine, you should immediately bring in your SUV, car, or truck for maintenance. Before you encounter any major repair costs at our Ocean car service center, make sure you’re following your recommended maintenance schedule.

However, if you’re driving your Acura car or SUV frequently and especially if you rely on your car as your main transportation or if you use your car daily for work, we strongly recommend you bring your car in for maintenance at least every 7,500 miles for an oil change and basic vehicle diagnostics. Our service center, just outside of Red Bank offers car service discounts on oil changes and more.

Maintenance After 7,500 Miles

After 7,500 miles on the Jersey highways or in Red Bank traffic, your car definitely will need service. When you bring your car in for check up service, the technicians at our Ocean service center will:

  • Check and change your oil
  • Run vehicle diagnostics
  • Rotate your tires
  • Replenish vehicle fluids

Maintenance After 15,000 Miles

After 15,000 miles on the road our Acura mechanics recommend you have your tires rotated, your oil changed again, and other service checks like:

  • Cabin air filter change
  • Brake fluid replacement
  • Parking brake adjustment
  • Inspection of the suspension, exhaust, and cooling systems

Maintenance After 30,000 Miles

A service appointment after 30,000 or so miles will include all of the above auto service procedures and diagnostics as well as a spark plug check and/or replacement. If your spark plugs have gone unchecked, your vehicle’s engine performance may decrease, so it’s important to make a service appointment after this long of driving to ensure your engine is firing properly.

How Important Is Vehicle Maintenance?

It’s necessary to get regular oil changes, tire rotations, and multipoint diagnostic car inspections to maintain the quality performance of your vehicle. Minor maintenance costs might save money in the long, as each regularly scheduled maintenance check prevents engine build-up and it’s easier to catch a large problem before it becomes a major repair cost. Many car manufacturers’ warranties stay valid depending on whether you perform routine vehicle maintenance. Following your car’s recommended maintenance schedule also keeps your vehicle in top condition, a common sense way to get the most value for your car.

Where Do I Find Maintenance Schedule For My Car?

When you buy a new car, there should be an owner’s manual that lists and describes the exact factory-recommended maintenance intervals specific for your unique model. These routine services are more than just a suggestion. As outlined above, taking care of your car, or scheduling truck maintenance, or learning basic SUV car care is crucial to its longevity and to its trade-in value, so be sure to check your owner’s manual for the specific schedule.

Find Affordable Car Service and Repair at Acura of Ocean

Our car mechanics and repair technicians at one of our service centers are factory-certified to diagnose and repair all models from a new MDX to your favorite used model. If you’re unsure whether your car needs service, you can contact our service center in Ocean. Our expert Acura car mechanics can answer your questions on tire care and more vehicle maintenance tips. Remember that winter in Red Bank means hazardous conditions, so always check that your car is prepped for winter before the weather turns! You can also read about the AcuraLink applearn what to do if you happen to fill your gasoline vehicle with diesel fuel or if your Acura requires premium gas. Schedule an appointment today!

Our Current Service Specials

acura brakes

Brakes Special

Expires: December 31, 2022
$50 off brakes

$50.00 OFF BRAKES.
Our Acura-Trained Technicians:

  • Replace pads and resurface rotors.
  • Inspect front and rear disc and calipers.
  • Inspect brake lines and hoses.
  • Inspect master cylinder.
  • Brembo Brakes and rotor replacement extra.
  • Regular price $349.95 per axle.

Not to be combined with any other discount. Plus tax where applicable. Present coupon at time of write-up. Hazardous disposal fees, if any, are extra.

timing belt

$100 Off Timing Belt Special

Expires: December 31, 2022
$100 off Timing Belt Package

$100 off Timing Belt package. Timing Belt package includes:

  • Replace timing belt
  • Replace drive belts
  • Replace water pump
  • Replace timing belt tensioner
  • Replace coolant
  • Multi-Point Inspection
  • Car Wash and Vacuum
  • Complimentary Loaner Car

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Regular price $1299.95 and up depending on vehicle. Call for more information.

Detail Special

Expires: December 31, 2022
$40 off Vehicle Detail

Get $40 off vehicle detail.  Detail includes:

  • Remove all road dirt, grime and steam clean engine
  • Prep vehicle surface by using clay bar
  • Machine application and removal of compound to eliminate scratches
  • Hand application of sealer to restore oils to paint
  • Hand application of wax, with machine removal and buffing, followed by hand buffing and detailing
  • Shampooing all rugs and cloth areas; treating all vinyl & leather area, sealing all rubber areas
  • Cleaning all glass and chrome areas
  • Regular Price: $269.95 for Sedans; $299.95 for SUV’s

Alignment Special

Expires: December 31, 2022
$10 off alignment

To maintain the handling you value, we will:

  • Use computerized equipment to adjust your Acura.
  • Adjust tire air pressures; inspect suspension, tires and wheels.
  • Adjust front and rear tires.
  • Road test for quality control.
  • Provide you with a computerized printout.

Regular Price: $119.95

Prices may vary by model. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Plus tax where applicable. Hazardous disposal fee, if any, are extra. Present coupon at time of write-up.

Battery Special

Expires: December 31, 2022
$15 off Battery Replacement

Worried About Your Battery?

Our experts will put your mind at ease.

  • Install an Acura Genuine Battery.
  • Clean cables and inspect alternator belt.
  • Check charging system performance.
  • This offer includes a discount on our 100-month battery.

Prices between $219.95 to $329.95.  Not to be combined with any other discounts. Plus tax where applicable. Hazardous disposal fee, if any, are extra. Present coupon at time of write-up. AGM Battery excluded.

Putting Tire on Car


Expires: December 31, 2022


when accompanied by an alignment.


Program only valid when mounting and balancing 4 tires. Mount, balance, and alignment extra. Discount not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Tax and installation additional.

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