If you love your car as much as most people do, you’ll want to take care of it. Here are a few basic maintenance and cleaning tips to keep your car in good shape.
Change the oil and oil filter regularly.
The owner’s manual for your car will specify exactly how often you should do this, but a good rule of thumb is to change them every 3,000 to 4,000 miles.
Check all the fluids.
This includes brake, power steering, transmission, transaxle, windshield washer and antifreeze fluids. Your owner’s manual will tell you how to check these.
Check the air pressure level in your tires at least once a month.
Your owner’s manual should specify the ideal air pressure for your particular tire. It is also listed on the inside of the divers door.
Rotate the tires.
Rotate the tires every 10,000 miles. This will help extend the life of the tires.
Make sure all your lights work.
This includes headlights, turn signals, brake lights and taillights.
Replace the windshield wiper blades periodically.
If your wiper blades are cracked or torn, or if they begin to streak, it’s time to replace them.
Inspect the engine belts.
They should not have cracks or missing segments.
Check the air filter.
The filter should be clean, not clogged or damaged.
Our technicians have the expertise and equipment to do the preventive maintenance on your car correctly. The owner’s manual for your car will provide you with a maintenance schedule for your specific make and model. Additionally, simply follow our check list below. Doing so will help prevent problems and extend the life of your vehicle: