Car Maintenance by Brand

Welcome to Kenny Ross Auto Group in the greater Pittsburgh area! You no longer need to look for a dealership right next door, as we are within reach throughout the Pittsburgh area. Not only do we serve all shoppers with a great selection of new and used cars, we at Kenny Ross take special pride in offering pre-owned vehicles from some of the most trusted brands such as Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC. Come in today and check out our inventory of fully loaded GMC, Buick, and Chevrolet vehicles and take one for a spin! Whether you are looking for a new car or a used car, we here at Kenny Ross Auto Group want to be your preferred Pittsburgh area car dealer.

We strive to be the best, so it should come as no surprise that Kenny Ross Auto Group has a long history of outstanding customer service in the state of Pennsylvania. We pride ourselves on offering a vast selection of new and used vehicles, and thanks to our rather large inventory, we can offer some amazing New and Used Car Specials on the models you want! Whether you’re looking for an aggressive lease payment, in need of a major vehicle overhaul, or a deeply discounted price — look no further than Kenny Ross Auto Group.

Our inventory and customer service are simply the tip of the iceberg, Kenny Ross Auto Group also offers next-level vehicle service centers. While we proudly offer new Ford, Mazda, and Subaru vehicles, our vehicle repair service centers are equipped and dedicated to servicing all brands — including Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC! Whether your vehicle is in need of routine maintenance or a major repair, you can count on the automotive experts at Kenny Ross Auto Group to assist you!

We are in the business of creating life-long customers here at Kenny Ross, and while there may be other dealerships available to you, we can assure you that you won’t regret visiting us for all of your automotive needs. No matter what you’re in the market for — be it a new or used car or truck, an excellent deal on a trade-in, speedy service like a tire rotation or an oil change, or maybe even some guidance to get you behind the wheel of a vehicle you’ll love — Kenny Ross works for you! We want you to be a repeat customer, so drive on over to Kenny Ross and let us put our words into action!


More than 75% of Ford’s North American portfolio is now refreshed for 2020, with the addition of new trucks and SUVs throughout the lineup. The classic American automaker not only offers a refreshed lineup with vehicles like the Ford Flex and Ford Escape, but the Ford F-150, iconic Ford Mustang, and reliable Ford Explorer continue to be the brand’s staples more than a century after its founding.


Known for its adventurous flair, Subaru boasts an active lineup of reliable vehicles that are sure to get you far for a long time. Whether buyers need a reliable family-hauler like the Subaru Ascent, an adventure vehicle like the famed Subaru Outback, a compact crossover with safety in mind like the Subaru Forester or even a crossover built to last, like the Subaru Crosstrek — they can count on Subaru to get them where they need to be.


Mazda, home of the world’s best-selling sports car — the Miata two-seat roadster — is also one of the most innovative brands available today with top-rated vehicles. Consumer Reports lauded Mazda as the most reliable brand of 2020, and it’s not hard to see why when the automaker’s lineup includes gems such as the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 crossovers, as well as the family-oriented Mazda CX-9 and the Mazda 3 model that continues to hold its ground in the sedan segment.


One of the industry’s most stable brands, GMC has been in the business of manufacturing vehicles since 1902. As a leader in the automotive industry, GMC continues to evolve with its lineup of capable crossovers and SUVs such as the GMC Terrain, GMC Acadia, GMC Yukon and more. The brand is also notorious for its hefty GMC Sierra HD pickup as well. To date, GMC remains the only American manufacturer to offer three full-size hybrid vehicles in its lineup.


Renowned for setting the blueprint for American luxury, Buick continues to evolve more than 100 years after its inception. The automaker hasn’t strayed too far from its original direction as it continues to make luxurious vehicles for everyday Americans such as the Buick Enclave SUV, the Buick Encore crossover, and even an entry-level subcompact crossover offering in the form of the Buick Encore.


It goes without saying that Chevy is another brand that’s essentially grandfathered in given its long history. Known for conquering every segment of the auto industry, Chevy continues to evolve with its more modern SUV offerings such as the Chevy Traverse and Chevy Equinox. All while continuing to manufacture classic gems such as the Chevy Corvette, and its ever-celebrated Chevy Silverado pickup.

Car Maintenance

Everyone wants a reliable car, right? Something you can count on, day in and day out. Take you from Point A to Point B. Cars can be fun, but first and foremost they’re a mode of transportation. And while it’s true that some cars are indeed more reliable than others, it is still the responsibility of the owner to stay up to date with their car’s maintenance schedule. Regular maintenance is the single best way to preventatively save on future car repairs down the line.

Luckily, every new vehicle comes with a manual that tells you exactly what maintenance the car will need and at what juncture (via mileage) it will be needed.

How often do I have to change oil?

So, no, not every car needs to have its oil changed every 3,000 miles. Sure, some do. But check the manual, and you’ll find out exactly when your vehicle needs an oil change.

Different cars have different needs and maintenance schedules, but there are a few overlying commonalities that every car owners needs to know.

What to check in your car?

Give your vehicle The Eye-Test. Inspect your car yourself, as most issues can be seen with the naked eye. You don’t need to be a mechanic to notice that you may have a taillight out, but if you don’t inspect your vehicle when it’s on, you would never know.


Check all the lights and then check the air pressure on your tires. Your manual will tell you the optimal pressure, though you’ll have to keep a pressure gauge in your glove box. Don’t worry, they’re cheap, and they’ll save you on gas mileage by keeping your tires in shape.

Also check the tread on your tires. If they all have wear in the same spot, it could be a sign that your tire alignment is off.


Inspect your battery, looking for any mineral deposit or leaks. Use a battery cleaning brush to clean it of any such deposits, ensuring that it will last you longer. While you’re down there, inspect your timing and serpentine belts. Your maintenance guide will tell you when they should be replaced, but check them yourself for corrosion or damage. While they will have to be replaced eventually, those guidelines are just that, guidelines. If they fail, then your car will break down, no doubt about it. You may incur damage to other parts of your car due to the break-down, let alone the towing fees. So keep an eye on your belts, even when they aren’t due for a replacement.


Check your fluid levels. Stay with me here. You don’t have to change your fluids, you just need to be able to measure them. Some fluid containers are translucent so you can see the tank level, but others have gauges and dip sticks that when you pull them out show you where your levels are so you can check them against notches that tell what an acceptable level is. That’s it. You just pull out the dipstick, see where the level is and compare it to where it should be. Simple, right? Now you can monitor all your fluids and most importantly, monitor any sudden losses that would indicate a leak.

Replace the easy stuff yourself

Such as your engine air filters, and cabin air filters. Replacing your cabin air filter is one of the easiest things you can do, you just need to find the box, open and swap it out. The engine air filter is a little harder to find, but it’s important to check it manually. Your maintenance guide will tell you how long you have to replace it, but there is a margin for error there, because stop and go, city traffic will make your engine air filter need a replacement faster than a vehicle that drives on open, country roads. So find your and take a peak, if it’s dirty, then swap it out.

Spark Plugs

Check your Spark Plugs. If your Spark plugs aren’t functioning at an optimal level, then your engine isn’t able to work efficiently. Check your spark plugs for build up or noticeable wear. If it needs to be replaced, don’t hesitate because it will not only cause poor fuel economy, and could lead to a breakdown.

These are examples of preventative maintenance that all vehicles need, no matter what make and model you have.