Automobile Repair Frequently Asked Questions

At KTM Automotive, we strive to make servicing as straightforward and painless as possible. The following is a list of frequently asked questions. If the answer to your query is not provided below, please call KTM Automotive at 1-661-250-1844.

I recently purchased a new vehicle; am I required to take it to a dealership for maintenance in order to maintain the validity of my warranty?

No! Forget about that ancient myth. As long as you adhere to the manufacturer’s specifications (which may be found in your handy owner’s manual), your guarantee remains valid. KTM Automotive consistently adheres to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. We’ll ensure that your warranty remains valid and that your car continues to run smoothly for many miles to come!

What must I do to ensure the warranty on my car or truck remains valid?

Maintain proper records of your vehicle’s maintenance by servicing it according to the manufacturer’s recommended schedule in your owner’s manual or warranty booklet. On the invoice, provide the date, the items installed, the vehicle’s identification number, and the mileage. Receipts should be kept in a secure area. We strongly suggest you to use the service log included in your owner’s manual or warranty booklet.

My automobile is leased. Am I liable for maintenance?

Even if you lease an automobile, you are responsible for any maintenance and repairs required to keep the vehicle in top operational condition, as stipulated in the owner’s manual.

Which parts should be replaced and at what intervals?

Consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual. It will provide you with all of the necessary information about individual parts and service intervals. Make certain you thoroughly read it and take note of any exclusions or severe service notations. Warranties exist to safeguard the consumer, but you must adhere to the applicable criteria.

What if my new car needs more than routine maintenance, such brake work or other repairs? Do I need to return these repairs? Is this covered by my warranty?

You have the option of where to have your car serviced and repaired. However, you will almost certainly need to return the vehicle to the dealer for any warranty repairs. Conduct a thorough examination of your warranty to determine which repairs are covered.

How do aftermarket components compare to original equipment parts in terms of quality?

Certain components are manufactured by the same supplier and may even carry a longer warranty than original equipment components. KTM Automotive’s aftermarket components meet or exceed OEM requirements.

What is a timing belt, and how do I determine when mine is due for replacement?

A timing belt is a component of an internal combustion engine that regulates the valve timing. Timing belts should be replaced every 50,000-70,000 miles, however this varies by manufacturer. Consult your owner’s manual for the proper replacement interval.

Is brake fluid replacement necessary?

Each year, the average driver applies the brakes 75,000 times and thinks they will work every time. Hydraulic brake systems are used in modern vehicles, and they employ hydrophilic brake fluid. Corrosion and component failure occur when moisture is introduced into the hydraulic system. To prevent corrosion, brake fluid should be cleaned on a regular basis. This is a low-cost approach that is included in a large number of preventive maintenance plans. Take care when handling brake fluid. It has the ability to melt plastics and remove paint.

How frequently should antifreeze be changed?

Due to the oxidation and degradation of critical chemicals, antifreeze should be replenished every two years. These additives lubricate the water pump and guard against rust and oxidation on metal components. Additionally, they aid in maintaining the softness and flexibility of coolant hoses. Today, we can recycle and purify old antifreeze, so eliminating the need for additives. Antifreeze is extremely hazardous and has a negative impact on the environment, therefore recycling makes sense. Additionally, the engine’s thermostat should be replaced every two years to maintain optimal engine operating temperatures.