Your vehicle needs a checkup now and then just like you do! Taking your car in for routine maintenance keeps you safe and can save you money in the future.
Parts of Your Vehicle That Need a Routine Check
Your mechanic will look at the color and consistency of the oil. If it's very dark or the texture is inconsistent, it's in need of a change. If it's low, it needs a refill. Check your oil at least once a month.
Every six months, check that the tire has an optimal amount of air, rotate the tires to ensure proper balance and traction, and change any tires that look worn down or smooth.
Have your brake pads checked every six months. It's convenient to have them checked at the same time as your tires. But if you notice any noises from your brake pedal while you're on the road, get them checked ASAP.
Once a month, your mechanic will see if you're low on transmission fluid, washer fluid, coolant/antifreeze, power-steering fluid, and brake fluid and refill them as necessary.
Test your car battery every six months to make sure it's in good working order.
Air and Cabin Filters
Air and cabin filters keep contaminants out of the engine. Check your filters once a year. If they look or smell dirty or moldy, replace them.
Harsh winters can take a toll on your windshield wipers. Check them every six months to a year. If they look banged up, replace them.
Check them every 30,000 to 90,000 miles. Buildup on your spark plugs is normal but needs to be taken care of. If your engine sounds or feels like it's struggling, these are signs that you need to replace your spark plugs.
Belts and Hoses
Your belts and hoses need to function properly or you risk your car breaking down in the middle of your trip. Check them every 50,000 miles.
Dirt can wear away your car's exterior. To prevent rust and fading, it's best to take your car for a wash every two weeks.
If your vehicle needs a maintenance inspection, bring it to our auto repair shop for a checkup today!