Category Archives: Service Intervals

Should LUCAS Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Craig's Car Care Inc tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that “severe service” schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most of your trips around LUCAS are less than four miles/six and a half kilometers.2. Most of your trips are less than 10 miles/16 km when outside TX temperatures are below freezing.3. You don't do a lot of TX freeway driving, so you drive at low speeds most of the time.4. You drive in an area with a lot of pollution, dust, dirt, mud or slush.5. You frequently tow a trailer, haul heavy loads around LUCAS or use a car-top carrier.6. The weather in your area can get very hot or very cold.Surprising, isn't it? Severe driving isn't quite what you'd envisioned.Ask yourself: "Which auto service schedule should I follow?" For some of us, it's obvious. But for most of us, it's ... read more

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

Nowadays, LUCAS drivers are paying more at TX 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 TX 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 LUCAS, TX, roads have over 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) on them. The average age of vehicles is over nine years. And most people in the LUCAS area can't afford to be stranded or inconvenienced by a breakdown. So following a regular maintenance schedule, like personal diet and exercise plans, is actually critical to preserving your investment.Determining what to do for a higher-mileage vehicle can be challenging because many owner's manuals don't publish service intervals after 60,000 miles (100,000 kilometers). Thus, LUCAS drivers need to be better at keeping records and planning for preventive maintenan ... read more

Deciphering the Craig's Car Care Inc Menu Board

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. LUCAS, TX, service centers like Craig's Car Care Inc 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 Craig's Car Care Inc a call at 972-941-6700 to learn of the many services we offer, or stop by our LUCAS, TX auto center at 1005 W LUCAS RD, 75002. First remember that all of these services are recommended by vehicle manufacturers. They set how often or at how many miles/kilometers the service should be done.Air conditioning service involves purging the old refrigerant and capturing it for proper disposal. Then fresh refrigerant is installed. The fresh refrigerant will lubricate the system and will also help it cool better ... read more

Is Your LUCAS Driving Severe?

People near LUCAS, TX, often ask Craig's Car Care Inc 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 LUCAS, TX, service advisor at Craig's Car Care Inc 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 shorter on the severe service schedule. When asked, most folks in LUCAS will say that their driving is normal and that the 'regular' schedule probably applies to them. 'Severe service' sounds pretty extreme – 'I don't drive like that.'Well, here is what the manufacturers say constitutes severe driving conditions; you can draw your own conclusions. Most of your trips are less than four miles (six and a half kilometers). Most of your trips are less than ten miles (16 km) and outside temperatures are below ... read more

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