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Hey TULSA Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

Tuesday 02 January 2018

Nowadays, TULSA drivers are paying more at OK gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many OK drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle for a year or two longer than before.Even now, 2/3 of the personal vehicles on our local TULSA, OK, roads have over 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) on them. The average age of vehicles is over nine years. And... read more

Ask Cartec Automotive Service About the Importance of Service Intervals

Sunday 07 May 2017

Today in our Cartec Automotive Service blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, paying your electric bill, changing your furnace filter - you get the idea.Now, what would happen if you didn't follow these intervals?For one thing, your teeth may get... read more

Easy Miles ? Do TULSA Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a constant rate of 65 miles per hour (105 kilometers per hour) in 75°F (24°C) weather with only passengers on board. Change any one of those parameters and you are ad... read more

Cartec Automotive Service Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

Friday 26 February 2016

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in OK. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep TULSA residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to the safe operation of a vehicle, and they all need to be inspected. TULSA residents can't afford to overlook any of them.The following is a list of preventive maintenance services that... read more

Recommended Service Intervals at Cartec Automotive Service

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Most people in the TULSA area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some of these standards are self-imposed and others, like those for emissions components, are government mandated for areas in OK.The maintenance schedules are designed to achieve the standar... read more

Deciphering the Cartec Automotive Service Menu Board

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. TULSA, OK, service centers like Cartec Automotive Service have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alphabetical order, starting with air conditioning service. Feel free at any time to give Cartec Automotive Service a call at 918.771.4210 to... read more

Is Your TULSA Driving Severe?

Tuesday 25 March 2014

People near TULSA, OK, often ask Cartec Automotive Service how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your TULSA, OK, service advisor at Cartec Automotive Service look up your vehicle in a service database. What you find is often a surprise to people – there are actually two service schedules.One is the regular schedule and the other is the severe service schedule. Service intervals are short... read more

Recommended TULSA Service Intervals

Thursday 23 January 2014

Everyone in TULSA, OK, knows we are advised to go to our TULSA dentist twice a year.  Oral-conscious TULSA residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tells us what was found – "Everything's fine, see you in six months." Or "You've got a small cavity starting, let's schedule an appointment to take care of it." By the time you leave, you have a plan for addressin... read more

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