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Why Maintaining your Vehicle is Important

Cars play a vital role in our lives. We depend on our cars to get us to work, run errands and get us around in the event of an emergency. However, despite how much we need our vehicles, many people don’t take the necessary steps to ensure their cars stay dependable and running properly.

At our service centers near York, we’ve seen the damage and repair costs associated with not having regular maintenance done on a vehicle. It’s why we offer service specials and free state inspections for the life of your vehicle purchased at any of our Buick, GMC, Mazda, Hyundai, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram dealerships and any others registered to your address.

To help protect your investment check out the top four most important service needs for your car.

Oil Changes

Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle, without proper maintenance this often overlooked service can dramatically decrease the life of your car. Today, many vehicles go 5,000 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. Every car is different, however, be sure to check your owner’s manual to see what time frame is right for your car. Your first oil change is free at select Jack Giambalvo dealership locations in Pennsylvania.

Air Filters

You wouldn’t ignore your lungs if they were clogged, so you shouldn’t ignore your car’s breathing mechanism either. A clogged air filter in your car can lower your gas mileage, horsepower and sometimes cause the engine to stall. Experts recommend having the air filer changed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, or more often if you drive in rural areas or cities like Harrisburg or Baltimore with a lot of construction.


While there are no mileage recommendations for how often you should have your brake pads changed, your car will certainly show signs when it needs done. If your brakes start squeaking, grinding, stop working as well or the indicator light comes on, it’s important to have them changed. Failing to do so could put you in a dangerous situation. 


Tires are a huge part of your car’s handling and ability to maneuver well. When tires get bare and lose their tread, your car loses some of its grip on the road. Visit one of our service centers to have your tires checked today.

With four service centers for maintenance and large repairs, and two collision centers, our team at Giambalvo works hard to keep drivers on the road. Stop by one of our service centers near York, PA today, call 888-262-8035 or contact us online for more information about maintenance for any car, truck or SUV you own.