The single most important factor in prolonging the life of your vehicle is simply maintaining it. By periodically checking for problems, you will significantly decrease your chances of any unforeseen issues that can arise. The following inexpensive checks are key to both safer and proper operation of your vehicle.
Be sure to have engine oil changed regularly as specified in your Owner’s Manual. A good rule of thumb is to have it changed every 3,000 to 4,000 miles.
Check fluids regularly including brake, battery, power steering, transmission, coolant/antifreeze, and windshield washing solvent.
Check for bulging in the tire, worn tread, nails or any other “foreign matter.”
Keep Engine Tuned
Getting a tune-up will increase the all around life of your engine. It can even increase your mileage by 30 percent.
Check Battery Cables
Check that battery cables are properly connected. If there are any loose cables or wires, tighten them. If there is any wear that is beyond correction, they will need to be replaced.
Check Lighting System
Check that all lights work including low beams, high beams, left and right turn signals, hazards, brake, and tail lights. This is a major safety precaution and can also keep you out of a hefty ticket!
Check Engine Belt
Check that the engine belt does not have tears, cracks or missing pieces.
Make an appointment today to have your car evaluated.