Owning a vehicle is a big investment and many drivers forget that cars require regular maintenance and inspections to run reliably throughout the years. Regular vehicle maintenance is typically inexpensive and can go a long way when it comes to your vehicle's overall performance and longevity.
There are definitely ways in which you can stay ahead of major repairs and allow yourself to save money on repairs over time. Here are some of our top maintenance tips to help you better understand the services that should never be ignored and are importance to the overall performance of your vehicle:
A key service in car maintenance that should never be ignored is an oil change. The purpose of changing your vehicle’s oil every 3-6 months, depending on the oil your vehicle needs, is to properly lubricate your vehicle’s engine while driving. While driving your vehicle, your engine is working and emitting heat. Clean oil is distributed throughout the engine to control heat emission and protect components. If your engine isn’t being lubricated by clean oil, overheating and corrosion can occur, which in turn can cause major engine problems.
Factory Recommended Inspections
It is important to stay on top of your vehicle’s factory recommended services and to have your vehicle inspected by a trusted auto repair center when an inspection is recommended. Following your vehicle’s factory recommendations is the best way to keep your vehicle running in top condition and most of these services are necessary if you have manufacturer warranty that you want to keep. The factory recommendations are based on the average life of certain parts and fluids that are essential to your vehicle’s health. In terms of necessary maintenance items, you can’t go wrong with what your vehicle’s manufacturer suggests.
Check your Tires
Tires are a huge part of the overall performance of your vehicle. Under-inflated tires can cause excessive tire wear and steering problems to occur. If you have a tire patched or your tires have very low tread, it may be time to consider getting new tires. Having a tire patched is only a temporary solution and your tire will eventually need to be replaced. Getting stuck on the freeway with a blown out tire can be a nightmare and we recommend having a good set of tires on your vehicle at all times.
Maintaining your vehicle is easy as long as you pay attention to the overall performance of your vehicle and follow the owner’s manual. By properly maintaining your vehicle, you’ll save yourself money and hassle in the long run. If you find that your vehicle is due for service, don't hesitate to give us a call or stop by County Line Auto Service today!