Car Care Tips
Care and Maintenance Tips Keep Your Car Running in Top-Notch Condition We’ve compiled our best expert advice, surprising tricks, and car care tips to prolong the life of your automobile!
Regular rotation helps extend the life of your tires and improve performance.
Change your oil at regularly schedule service intervals for a healthy engine.
Screeching or grinding sounds from your brakes can mean trouble. Make an appointment with us to get a brake inspection
Proper air maintenance will give better gas mileage, avoid irregular wear and extend the life of your tires by thousands of miles.
The Car Maintenance Checklist
Keep your tires in shape
• Check air pressure: Underinflated tires are 3 times more likely to cause a serious accident than their properly pumped counterparts. Use a pressure gauge to test them at least once a month and make sure the pressure matches the recommendation listed in your vehicle's manual or tire placard (located on the doorjamb, doorpost, or glove box). You can also check your owner's manual. It's important to know that the pressure indicated on the tire sidewall is the maximum allowed in the tire and shouldn't be used to determine the proper inflation pressure for your vehicle.
• Rotate your tires: For longer tread life, rotate every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Check the alignment when you rotate the tires: Poor alignment can lead to uneven tread wear.
Change the oil and check the fluids
• As a general rule, check your oil each month and change it as directed by your owner's manual. If you don't drive that frequently, you can likely go a bit longer.
• Oil isn't the only fluid your car needs. Around the time you change your oil, remember to check your power steering, automatic transmission, wiper, and brake fluids.
Test the lights
• Flip on your headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals while your car is parked and make sure each one is working. Aside from being a safety hazard, a broken bulb might get you a fix-it ticket. If a bulb is out, take your car to an expert who can determine whether it's the bulb or the fuse that needs replacing. Add an answer here.
Replace windshield wipers
• If you notice that your wipers aren't working like they used to, don't let the problem linger until you end up in a downpour with no view of the road ahead. Snapping in a couple of new blades is a quick and affordable fix.
• Many other car-care tasks — inspecting the exhaust, flushing the cooling system, and replacing valves, hoses, and brakes — can be done less frequently by experts in a repair shop. Scheduling regular tune-ups will help ensure that your car gets total maintenance.
Check your air filter
• Pull out the filter and hold it up to strong light. If you can't see light through it, it's time to replace it. A clean air filter can improve your car's performance
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