Keep It Clean: Tips on Vehicle Maintenance

March 7th, 2018 by

Washing a Car

You try to take good care of your car, but sometimes life gets in the way: stuff piles up in the trunk, your tire pressure light switches on, or you forget to take your car in for its oil change. It happens! If you pay attention to the little problems your vehicle has, you’re way more likely to notice if something big goes wrong. Here are a few tips on vehicle maintenance from our team.

1. Clean It Up: Once a week, make it a point to go through the things that accumulate on the floor of your car. Even if you’re careful about throwing away trash and bringing in items left behind, you may still find that your car could do with a regular wash and vacuum. This way, you’ll make sure that the paint stays in good shape, and that being inside your car is easy and pleasant. Cleaning out old items also makes your car more fuel-efficient.

2. Check the Brakes: Listen when you brake. If you hear a squealing or a squeaking sound, it could be a sign that your brake pads are barely hanging on. Bring your car by so our expert technicians can ensure that your brakes are in proper working order.

3. Change the Oil: Remembering when your car is due for an oil change can feel like a pain, but it’s worth it in the long wrong. While the technicians do your oil change, they will also notice if something is amiss. This will help you save in the long run, and keep your car working well.

4. Rotate Your Tires: Tires are expensive, and having yours rotated every few thousand miles is a good, inexpensive way to make sure your car’s tires last as long as they should.

Caring for your car doesn’t have to be a chore. With these simple tips, you can ensure that your vehicle is clean, well-maintained, and fun.

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