- Change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles or three months, or per the owner’s manual. Periodic oil and filter changes keep your engine clean on the inside smoothly.
- Check the tire pressure at least monthly, including the spare. Your car’s tires affect its ride, handling, traction and safety. If you’re driving on a slippery road, don’t use cruise control.
- Check your transmission fluid at least 2 times a year. If your transmission fluid level is low, you could end up with transmission damage. Check your fuel injector. Many times, a clogged fuel injector can cause drivability issues.
- Have the alignment checked at least annually. Potholes and other road conditions, as well as normal wear, can take their toll on your car’s steering and suspension. A wheel alignment reduces tire wear, improves fuel economy and handling, and increases driving enjoyment and safety.
- Inspect the windshield wipers and lights on the car. Lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving, and they are normal wear items that need periodic replacement.
If you’re taking to the roads over the date, don’t ignore any warning signs on your dashboard light. Take your car in for maintenance and service. Call us to setup your appointment.