Keeping your car running smoothly includes routine maintenance. Doing what needs to be done on a regular schedule will keep your vehicle dependable, safe, and running longer. It also keeps your car more energy efficient, which will save you money. Get regularly scheduled car maintenance to spot problems before you break down on the road.
Every month, you should check your tire inflation and the condition of your tires. A small pocket tire pressure gauge will warn you if your tires are underinflated. At same time, make a point to check the oil level and windshield washer fluid. It’s a good policy to check your lights to ensure they are all working as well.
Every 3 months, you should check all the fluid levels, including the transmission, power steering, and coolant. It’s important to check the belts and connections, air filter, and hoses at this time. A professional mechanic can often spot minor problems that can be adjusted and fixed before they become major problems. It used to be recommended that cars should get oil changes every 5,000 kilometers, but your car may not require it that often. The driving conditions and engine make and model of your car could lengthen the time between oil changes. When you check your oil each month, you will see the color change as it degrades from use.
By going to the same mechanic on a regular basis not only will you ensure your vehicle’s dependability, but you will get an education on how to take care of your car more efficiently. When you get to know your mechanic, you will learn tips to help keep your car in prime operating condition. You’ll have peace of mind on the road that your car is running at its best. In the worst case scenario when your car does break down, you’ll have the confidence in your mechanics to fix it correctly and without breaking your budget.