Preventative Maintenance

Comprehensive Preventative Maintenance Solutions in Republic, MO

Not only does preventative maintenance by a certified technician keep your vehicle under warranty, but it is the best way to keep your vehicle in good running condition and catch upcoming repairs, such as worn brakes and fluid leaks.

Our skilled mechanics offer preventative maintenance, which includes a digital vehicle inspection to expose any problems you may not have noticed.

Benefits of Preventative Maintenance

When you keep up with the factory-recommended maintenance, you save money over the long term. Because you keep your vehicle in top condition and catch repairs before they can do excessive damage, repair bills are not nearly as high as they could be. For example, if you don’t realize the brake pads are worn, they could ruin the rotors and even cause calipers to become over-extended.

Benefits of preventative maintenance include:


Preventative maintenance increases reliability, which reduces the risk of breaking down and being stranded. When you bring your car in for maintenance, we perform a detailed digital inspection. We check for things like brake wear, tire condition, fluid leaks, and steering issues. Catching these problems allows you to plan for repairs unless it is something that requires immediate attention.


As part of your vehicle’s preventative maintenance, the certified technicians at Yocum Automotive check for safety issues, such as issues with the braking system and problems with tires. We look for worn tires, especially uneven wear, which could signify an alignment or suspension problem. We also check the steering and suspension and other safety systems.


Preventative maintenance ensures that your engine continues to run smoothly and at peak performance. If the oil is too dirty, the engine won’t receive enough lubrication. If the spark plugs are worn, the engine won’t effectively burn the fuel mixture.


It has been long proven that keeping up with preventative maintenance makes a vehicle last longer. Following the manufacturer’s recommendations for preventative maintenance not only increases the vehicle’s longevity but also increases the resale value, should you ever decide to trade the vehicle in or sell it.

Fuel Efficiency

For better fuel efficiency, stick to the recommended maintenance schedule. So many things can affect fuel economy, including dirty oil, which decreases engine lubrication; worn spark plugs that don’t make as strong a spark to ignite the fuel mixture in the cylinders; incorrect tire pressure; less cooling efficiency; and poor transmission performance. Even a dirty engine air filter has an effect on fuel economy.

Lowers Costs

Who doesn’t want lower costs for vehicle ownership? Keeping up with preventative maintenance significantly lowers the cost of repairs since you catch them before they can do additional damage. Additionally, since everything is running smoothly, you have better fuel economy. Rotating tires extends their lifespan. While each factor may account for a small savings, when you put them all together, they add up quickly, especially when ignoring preventative maintenance causes additional repairs.

Protects the Warranty

If your vehicle breaks down because you didn’t keep up with preventative maintenance, the manufacturer’s warranty won’t cover the repairs. You don’t have to go to the dealership to have preventative maintenance done as long as you keep all your receipts to prove when and what maintenance you had.

Increases the Resale Value

Everyone knows that new cars lose a ton of value almost as soon as you drive them off the lot. However, what many don’t realize is that when you keep up with preventative maintenance and can prove it at the time you trade the vehicle in or sell it, the value doesn’t drop as much as it could have.

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