5 Things to check During Car Care Month

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Since April is National Car Care month, now is a great time to inspect your vehicle. If you are not sure what to have inspected, contact us. We can inspect the vehicle for you. Since many car parts and components wear out, you will need to have your vehicle inspected. Routine inspections and timely repairs will help keep your car running efficiently and will help you avoid more expensive repairs down the road. If you notice an issue, contact us. Having the issue looked at during the first sign saves time, money, and stress in the long run.

Dashboard Lights

Ignoring an illuminated check engine light can result in serious engine trouble and costly repairs. At the very least, this warning light could alert you to an engine problem that is negatively impacting fuel economy.

Change Fluids

Many fluids are required for the operation and protection of vehicle systems and components. Checking fluid levels regularly, along with the filters, helps ensure that your vehicle runs dependably and extends vehicle life.

Tires Inspected

Tires should be checked frequently for inflation and tread depth. Under inflated tires can wear out more quickly. Poor tires will need to be replaced sooner, and can negatively impact safety. You may also notice a decrease in gas mileage and performance.

Remove Salt

Allowing your car to go too long without a wash leads to buildup of damaging chemicals and dirt. This increases the potential for rust from road salt and interferes with proper visibility needed for safe driving.

Driving Habits

No matter what the traffic is, you will have to drive with care and responsibility. You can drive smart and improve fuel economy by observing the speed limit. By also avoiding aggressive driving, including quick starts and stops you can reduce wear and tear to the vehicle. Not hauling unnecessary items and keeping your vehicle properly tuned will also help the longevity of the vehicle. Always take time to schedule an appointment so we can inspect the vehicle for you.