California to deactivate freeway call boxes

California to deactivate freeway call boxes


With several California counties deactivating over 150 freeway emergency call boxes by the end of 2019, it has never been more important to make sure that your vehicle is kept in good working order. The decision to deactivate so many call boxes comes after a review of their usage over the period of a year, many were not used once as most people have personal cell phones. The remaining call boxes are due to be upgraded to make use of newer technology and the funding for the deactivated boxes will be put towards freeway service and road safety programs.

The certified technicians here at Water Star Motors Inc recommend having your vehicle serviced once per year, or twice per year if you use your vehicle heavily. Preventative maintenance may appear to be an unnecessary expense but there are a number of ways it can benefit both you and your vehicle.

Here are our top three ways in which preventative maintenance can help you;

Safety. When driving, the safety of yourself and your passengers is greatly affected by the condition of your vehicle. Having your vehicle serviced and preventative maintenance performed can identify and rectify any issues which may compromise the normal operation of your vehicle. As our customers safety is our priority, the expert technicians at Water Star Motors Inc. will not let your vehicle out of their sight until they are sure that it is perfectly safe to drive.

Save money. This is possibly the biggest advantage of preventative maintenance. Just like everything else in life, your vehicle is subject to wear and tear over time which requires a lot of upkeep. It may seem counterintuitive to spend money in order to save money, one of the best examples of this is your vehicle's tires. It is common knowledge that over time your tires will be worn down through use, normally one side wears faster than the other but when you have your tires rotated it allows them to wear down more evenly. A tire rotation can cost up to $200 (USD), which is not a small sum, but when you consider that buying four new tires could set you back anywhere from $800 to $1000+ (USD) the cost of a tire rotation is worth it in the long run.

Avoid future issues. By identifying and fixing small issues before they become large problems you can avoid the need for and cost of extensive repairs or an entire engine rebuild. This also means that you can be confident that your vehicle will continue to run as intended, with precise handling, sharp brakes and improved fuel efficiency.

Don’t hesitate in contacting us should you have any questions or for more information about preventative maintenance. Give us a call on (831) 621-5834, visit us at 318-A River Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, or book an appointment online for a preventative maintenance service!

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