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Preventative Maintenance for Your Vehicles

While getting into the shop for a vehicle checkup is not the most exciting task to do, it is crucial to keeping your car in good shape. Making sure that you know what to look for and when is the main part of keeping your vehicle running the way it should. It also helps you stay on the road and out of the shop, saving you money in the long run.

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Here are a few easy maintenance ideas that you should perform regularly. And if you’re not up for the task, make sure to get in touch with us! 

Check Your Air Filter: This should be done roughly once a year. Think of the air filter like how the car breathes. If that gets backed up, your car won’t be able to breathe very well and will not perform as well.

Check out Fluids and Tire Pressure: This should be done regularly, especially in the winter when cold air can affect your tires. In this case, low tires can be a danger to you and others on the road. 

Give Your Battery a Check: If your car just won’t start, check your battery. Most people panic when their vehicle won’t start but sometimes it can be as simple as a bad battery. Knowing whether your battery is good or not will keep you from getting stranded somewhere with a dead battery. 

Get Your Tires Rotated and Balanced: Doing this every 6,000 to 8,000 miles will keep your tires from wearing unevenly and make them last longer. It is a simple, but necessary procedure. 

Replace Your Old Wipers: This seems like a simple task, but many drivers leave their old and worn wipers on their car. It is important to have a clear view of the road ahead. Once you see your wipers getting worn, go get some new wipers!

Keep Your Car Clean: This is more important than what people believe it to be. Regularly cleaning the exterior and interior can help not only your car look better, but it can also extend the life of it. 

All of these tasks can seem like a lot to remember, but getting a schedule of when you should complete each thing can make it seem less intimidating. All of these things are quick and easy tasks and are great ways to get the most out of your car and more importantly, the most for your money.  Give us a call for us to complete any of these tasks for you or just to learn more about how important preventative maintenance is from our professionals. 

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