Sunday, October 9, 2016

Top Car Care Tips

The secret to vehicle longevity is not a secret. If you want your car to run better, longer, and more trouble free, regular maintenance is key. We have compiled a short list of some of the most important car care tips to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape for many years to come.

  1. Read your owner’s manual.
  2. Change your oil regularly based on your manufacturer’s recommended schedule. Oil is the life-blood of your engine. Nothing can shorten engine life faster than neglecting oil changes.
  3. Keep your car clean! Don’t neglect to rinse the underside of your vehicle and apply UV protectants to plastics in the interior. Also, it is recommended to give your car a fresh coat of wax once before winter and once again in the spring.
  4. Have the cooling system flushed once per year to prevent corrosion and buildup of deposits in the cooling system.
  5. Change the transmission and differential fluids when required. Refer to your owner’s manual and the follow then recommended service schedule.
  6. Your car is a machine full of moving parts. Everything needs to stay properly lubricated to prevent early wear.
  7. Have your brake system bled and the fluid replaced once a year. This helps prevent corrosion which can avoid costly brake repairs.
  8. Keep tires properly inflated to prevent uneven tire wear and potential tire failure. Tire pressure changes in cold and warm weather so it is important to check it frequently.
These are just a few of the steps you can take to keep your car running trouble free longer. For more maintenance and care information, check your owner’s manual. Your manufacturer designed and built your vehicle so your owner’s manual is the best resource to learn how to properly care for your car. 

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