What Services Do I Need? | Car Maintenance in Fishers, IN

You want your vehicle to last as long as possible. In order for that to happen, you need to take care of your vehicle. Our team of experienced technicians put together a list of the services your car, SUV, truck, or van needs and when to get these services. 

Do I need an oil change?

Oil changes are the most common type of maintenance for your vehicle. You probably need an oil change a few times per year. However, how often you need an oil change is dependent on the type of engine oil you use, the age/make/model of your vehicle, and your driving habits. If you have an older vehicle (10+ years), tow/pull things frequently, consistently drive in traffic, or frequently drive on poor roads, you should get your oil changed about every 3,000-5,000 miles. Newer vehicles with regular driving habits can wait until about 7,500 miles. If you're unsure how frequently you need your oil changed, call our service department. You can also check your vehicle's user manual to see if it lists any guidelines. 

Do I need a tire rotation?

You should rotate your tires frequently to balance the amount of wear on each tire. Tire rotations improve the performance and life of your tires. You should get your tires rotated almost as frequently as you change your oil, so we recommend getting a tire rotation when you get an oil change. The recommended tire rotation pattern is dependent on whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), all-wheel drive (AWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD), or whether your vehicle has more than four wheels. Our technicians know which pattern to use when rotating your tires, but if you want to rotate your tires on your own, we recommend looking up the specific pattern for your type of vehicle. 

Do I need new tires?

There are three things that determine whether you need new tires: tread wear, exposure to heat, and tire age. The easiest way to check your tread wear is the penny method. Grab your standard American penny. Place the penny in the tread of the tire with Abraham Lincoln's head pointed down. If any part of Lincoln's head is covered, your tires are fine. If not, you need new tires. However, tread wear is not the only factor. Many tire manufacturers recommend replacing your tires every 6-10 years, even if you don't see any issues. If you need to replace any tire, for whatever reason, it is recommended to replace the entire set. If you only replace the one tire, the rest of your tires will wear unevenly which can be dangerous. If you need air in your tires, our team can fill them for you. 

Do I need new brakes?

If you need to replace part of your brake system, it will most likely be your brake pads. You should replace your brake pads if you hear a squealing or clicking noise when braking, your vehicle takes longer to stop than normal, the nose of your vehicle pulls to one side when you brake, or if the brake pedal vibrates when pressed. If your vehicle was exposed to moisture (rain, snow, car wash, etc.), you might also experience some of these symptoms, so your brakes might be fine unless you experience these symptoms regularly. The other components of the brake system - caliper, rotor, etc. - don't need to be replaced as frequently, but problems with those parts can be diagnosed from a thorough brake inspection. 

Do I need my vehicle fluids checked?

As a rule of thumb, you should check your fluids twice per year - once before winter and once after winter. Most of your vehicle's fluids last many months. At Napleton Kia of Fishers, we check your fluids for free. Just ask for our Pit Stop Special

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Saturday 7:30am-4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
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