General Service Tips

Recommended General Maintenance

Help keep your new or classic luxury car in peak condition by stopping by a Hi Tech Motorcars​​ Service Center today. Review all the necessary maintenance your Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Lotus, Maserati, Porsche, or Rolls-Royce needs to maintain its performance and premium ride feel. We are one of the few places in the Austin, TX area that can provide your high-performance automobile with a proper oil change, inspection, tire rotation, and more in a timely manner and at a competitive price. From routine maintenance jobs and major repairs to performing enhancements or cosmetic changes, Hi Tech Motorcars has you covered.

Improve your travels from San Antonio to Dallas in no time by reviewing recommended maintenance below. Whether your vehicle has 10,000 miles or 100,000 miles, our team is here to offer you seasoned expertise so you can turn the keys over to us with confidence. We are ready to maintain your vehicle with the same parts used to build it. Contact our service teams to schedule any type of auto repair service, major or minor. Our Hi Tech Motorcars Service experts are trained to know every inch of your vehicle and can help you keep it running like new. Simply schedule an appointment today. We give drivers from Austin easy access to the parts and services that include:

  • Expert Oil Changes
  • Tire Rotation and Balance
  • Brake Replacement
  • Serpentine Belt Replacement
  • Multi-point Inspection
  • Exhaust Repair
  • Fluid Flush and Car Leak Repair
  • Transmission Service
  • Front End Alignment
  • Electrical Service
  • Service Code Reset
  • Winterization
  • And more

Service Intervals

Every 10,000 miles/12 months: Whether you're driving an Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, Audi, or something else, it is still important to get your vehicle's oil changed and tire rotated every year. Some customers may even want to look into getting performance tires if they typically take their Aston Martin, Lotus, Alfa Romeo, or Audi on the track, saving your regular tires to ensure their longevity and reliability.

At this time, our service experts will also inspect your vehicle's wheels, brake pads, and all aspects of your ride. Brake pads and rotor inspections will help ensure your vehicle's stopping power, giving you confidence that your brakes will be working properly each and every time you need them. We'll also review and change any necessary fluids and filters. This includes your engine oil filter, coolant, and air filters.

20,000 miles/24 months: In addition to reviewing all your 10,000 miles maintenance needs again, we'll all carefully inspect your vehicle's exhaust system for potential leaks or damage. At this time, we'll also examine your ride's steering gear and linkage as well as axle and suspension parts. It's recommended to get your pollen filter and air filter changed during this time as well.

30,000 miles/36 months: At this point, your vehicle's engine air and oil filter change need to be replaced as well as a tire rotation, brake pads and rotors inspection, and all the same 10,000-mile maintenance needs. Our team will also check your in-cabin air filter and the key battery for replacement. This maintenance interval also marks the first of the 30/60/90 major maintenance services needed to be performed every 30,000 miles.

Major maintenance services needed every 30,000 / 60,000 / 90,000 miles include:

  • Replace engine oil, filter, and gasket
  • Check and top off all fluids levels
  • Perform fuel service
  • Inspect and clean battery terminals and cables
  • Adjust the drive belt tension
  • Test alternator operation
  • Perform cooling system flush service
  • Check tire tread depth, inspect for wear, and set tire pressure
  • Inspect front and rear brakes for wear
  • Rotate tires and balance 4 wheels
  • Perform computerized diagnostic service
  • Inspect exterior lights for proper operation

60,000 miles/5-7 years: Replace your spark plugs and coil packs. Around this time, you may also want to get your hood, door, and trunk struts looked at. And depending on your Aston Martin's usage, your clutch may need some work at this time to ensure its performance and reliability.

Why Service at Hi Tech Motorcars?

At Hi Tech Motorcars, you'll receive the expertise of our factory-trained teams, who have been trained by the most advanced technical instructors to service our group's various brands and vehicle models. They are equipped with specialized tools to help ensure accurate diagnosis and repair and use Genuine OEM Parts for trusted performance. Every service also comes with a free multi-point inspection to help keep your vehicle's safety and quality in check. Additional reasons to choose Hi Tech Motorcars for your next maintenance or repair include:

  • Competitively priced service menu
  • Service and parts coupons
  • Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Lotus, Maserati, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce certified technicians
  • Service and parts financing

Service FAQS

Our service team is equipped with the latest service technology, diagnostic systems, OEM parts, and certified technicians who are specialized in knowing your vehicle inside and out.
Special offers are available throughout various dealerships within the Hi Tech Motorcars dealership group. Take a look at our specials when scheduling your service appointment with the service center you choose.

If you tires display any of the following signs, you should replace them, including:

  • Worn out treads
  • Bulging tires
  • Cracks or blistering in the tire walls
  • Vibration and/or shaking when braking

If any of the following happen during braking, then it is probably time to replace your brakes, including:

  • Grinding or squealing noises
  • Vibrations or pulsations when braking
  • Spongy or soft brake pedal
  • Alignment is off
  • Slow brake pedal response
It’s recommended to change your tires every six-year. Depending on your driving habits and terrain, more or less frequent tire changes may be necessary.
Depending on your usage and the age of your vehicle, your battery should last between 3 to 6 years.
The inertia of braking or cornering transfers weight to the front tires, wearing them more quickly and unevenly. That’s why it’s important to rotate tires regularly to ensure even wear.
This may vary by model and car brand but typically twice a year for an oil inspection and change. This will help ensure your vehicle is always properly lubricated and doesn't overheat. Check your car's owner’s manual for specifications on what type of oil should be used and recommended maintenance schedule.