How Often Should I Have My Vehicle Inspected?

When it comes to owning a vehicle, regular maintenance and service is one of those things that can sometimes be an inconvenience, but it important to save you money over time and to keep you safe on the road. 

You may wonder, how often should I have my vehicle inspected? On a scheduled basis, we recommend that your vehicle is inspected during every oil change visit. This will typically be every 3-6 months, and is the perfect time to have an inspection since your vehicle is already at the shop. Most shops will already complete this service for you, letting you know of any issues that they notice while performing an oil change. However, if you notice something strange with your vehicle, like a lack of performance or a sudden strange noise or smell, you should have your vehicle inspected at the first time of a problem. 

If you notice a telling sign of a problem with your vehicle or the check engine light has turned on, a vehicle inspection is due. Driving around when there is an issue with your vehicle can make that problem worse and more expensive to repair. It can also put your safety at risk, especially if it is a major component, such as brakes. 

Although it may seem that regular maintenance is expensive, taking good care of your vehicle actually helps to save you money in the long run. Regular service will make sure that all parts are working properly and that small issues are repaired. This will help you avoid costly major repairs and breakdowns that come along with poor vehicle maintenance. 

A good source for information on your vehicle’s inspection needs will also be listed in your vehicle’s factory recommended services. This will be determined by your vehicle’s make, model, and year. This information can be found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. 

If you have a question about your vehicle or your vehicle needs an inspection, give our shop a call today here at Goose Automotive in San Antonio, Texas at (210) 762-6268. We will be happy to assist you!

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