It’s normally pretty obvious when you have to schedule an appointment to bring your car into our San Diego, CA BMW collision repair center. People normally visit our collision center after they’ve been involved in an accident. The times when you’ll need to seek out Jeep® auto body repair in San Diego are normally just as clear.

The answers to some common service questions aren’t nearly as obvious. While we don’t perform basic services at our location, we do know the answers to a lot of service questions.

Here are some frequent questions drivers ask about service and their answers:

  • How often should I change the oil in my new car? If your car is older, it’s wise to stick to the rule of thumb which says you should change your oil every three months or 3,000 miles. For new vehicles, it’s advisable to look at your owner’s manual for recommended intervals at which you’ll need to have your oil changed.
  • How can I tell if I need new brake pads? Most brake pads have an indicator strip that will emit a noise when your pads are too thin. While hearing a high-pitched sound doesn’t mean you have to get new pads right away, it does signal that shouldn’t wait too long to have new pads installed.
  • Why is my check engine light lit up? An illuminated check engine light can mean a variety of things. If the light is on, you should bring your car into your local dealership for a diagnostics test.
  • When should I have my battery tested? It’s a good idea to have your battery tested at least once per year. This is particularly important if your vehicle is three-years-old or older.

If you have more questions about service or your vehicle needs body work, tire or glass repair, or a paint job, contact Sunroad Collision Center now.