Tender Love and Care for Your Chevrolet in Marietta, GA
It’s no secret: as soon as you drive that shiny new vehicle off the lot, it depreciates. After departing the friendly confines of the dealership, your car, truck, or SUV is exposed to a world of unknowns in the Marietta area, from harsh road conditions to focus-challenged drivers. While you can’t always prepare your Chevrolet for everything, you can provide your automobile with the necessary love and care to keep it performing at its highest level for years to come.
Chevrolet isn’t in the auto business just to sell reliable, long-lasting vehicles. The service team at Steve Rayman Chevrolet is a shining representation of the focus this brand puts on the entire maintenance experience as well. From little dings to large collisions, from the technicians turning the wrenches to the amenities offered, our service team leaves no stone unturned in the effort to keep you and your vehicle on the move.
We love to inform our Atlanta area customers about the vehicle they’re operating, so each driver can make an educated decision on whether it’s time to schedule an appointment with us or not. Even if you prefer to handle the work yourself, you’ll want to stay up-to-date with your Chevrolet’s maintenance schedule so your automobile can spend more time on the road, and less time in a service bay.
The Truth About Oil Changes
Drivers in the Smyrna area likely know the basic importance of routine oil changes. However, there’s a common myth when it comes to hitting a certain number on the odometer. Your 1985 Camaro should likely adhere to the recommendation of changing your oil every 3,000 miles, however, the Oil Life Monitoring System in most Chevrolet vehicles paints a much clearer picture for when exactly your fluids need replacing. The carefully crafted algorithm used to power the system provides a percentage that will count down from 100% oil life to zero. You’ll be conveniently reminded to change the oil around the 15% threshold.
When choosing the right oil for your vehicle, it’s essential to either check with an expert at our dealership or refer to your owner’s manual. Chevrolet Certified Service technicians will point you in the direction of three different types:
- ACDelco Conventional Oil
- ACDelco dexos1 Full Synthetic Oil
- Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Oil
Changing your own oil is easy enough. Still, the Certified Service technicians at Steve Rayman Chevrolet are specially trained on how your Chevrolet consumes its oil and how the system monitors the oil life. Why go through the hassle of changing it yourself? Scheduling an appointment with our team online is easier than ever, and your vehicle’s engine will thank you for it.
Keep the Wheels Turning
Poor tires can be really deflating for the performance of a powerful vehicle. Drivers in Kennesaw and beyond need to show some love for the rubber around the wheels to ensure every ride is not only enjoyable, but safe too. Regular tire rotations extend the life of your tires so you can take advantage of all the horsepower and torque at your fingertips. With each tire being tasked with different responsibilities (steering in front, rear-wheel, and front-wheel drive), it’s no surprise that the tread wears at different rates. The patterns in which your tires should be rotated, along with the intervals between rotations, are huge factors in getting the control and traction needed to navigate roads around Woodstock and beyond.
Along with the routine rotation, there are a few other tire maintenance items to consider:
- Keep your tires inflated. As temperatures fall, tire pressure does too. Premature wear, reduced fuel economy, and poor handling are a few of the consequences of underinflated tires.
- Check your tire wear. Use the penny test! Flip a penny upside down and place it in between the tread. If Lincoln’s head is visible, it’s time for new tires.
- Get the right tires. From the vehicle type, right down to the individual trim, different models need different things from a tire. Let a Certified Service technician guide you in the right direction.
Keep Your Battery Kicking
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: our Chevrolet Certified Service technicians are experts in everything under the hood of a Chevrolet. Your battery is no exception. While many vehicles guzzle gas to power a strong engine, don’t discount the importance of electricity. You’ve likely had to jumpstart a car, truck, or SUV in your lifetime, and you were probably caught off guard. Don’t wait until your battery is lifeless. Bring your Chevrolet in to our Marietta dealership to have it inspected before you or a loved one is left stranded in a parking lot far away from home. Whether it’s the sizzling summer heat or the bitter cold of the winter, the battery solution can be damaged in a variety of climates. Our technicians will know exactly what to look for and, if necessary, can provide a clear recommendation for a new battery that offers the best blend of longevity and power at a comfortable price.
Every adventure in life has stops along the way. We want drivers in Dallas, GA, and beyond to find comfort in making each stop safely. Regular wear and tear on the braking system in a vehicle is going to be different for many. If your car, truck, or SUV is subject only to joy rides down the open road, great, your brakes are suitable for the long run. However, many Atlanta area commuters know the hassle of stop and go traffic, and so too does the braking mechanism on their vehicle. How can you tell when your brakes are starting to go? Here are a few signs:
- Squealing sound when in motion: this high-pitched noise comes from the steel brake pad wear indicators rubbing against the rotor.
- Grinding sound when brakes are applied: this could be as benign as a rock stuck in the caliper unit, or as bad as the brake pads being worn through. Better safe than sorry with a visit to our service center.
- Wobbling and vibration when braking: much like tires, brake rotors can wear unevenly after thousands of rotations. The most minute discrepancy in rotor thickness can cause discomfort in your ride.
- A softer brake pedal: if your brake pedal is getting close and closer to the floor before your vehicle comes to a complete stop, it’s time to have a Certified Service technician take a look.
A Free Multi-Point Inspection with Every Service
Choosing Steve Rayman Chevrolet for your vehicle maintenance needs means you’re getting the most specialized OEM parts and expertise. Additionally, you’ll get a complimentary Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection to help diagnose any additional bumps and bruises, both cosmetic and mechanical. Here are a few items the team will check on:
- Fluid levels
- Oil Life
- Tire Wear
- Wiper Blades and Glass Condition
- Battery Condition and Connections
- OnStar Subscription
Customers from Powder Springs and beyond can rest assured that we’ll check all the boxes necessary to protect your and your automotive investment for years to come. Let our kind and knowledgeable service staff at Steve Rayman Chevrolet guide you in the right direction so you can get back to the life you love in the Cobb County area. Schedule your next service appointment online today!
Steve Rayman Chevrolet Service and Auto Repair
2155 Cobb Parkway Se Smyrna, GA 30080
Steve Rayman Chevrolet Service Phone: (800) 578-0732
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 4:00pm