You should not wait until your car is in need of repair before you give it any attention, although it's obviously important to take care of repairs when they are needed, too. Instead, you should also be aware of all of the maintenance that has to be done, since this helps you extend your car's lifespan and get the best possible performance out of it, all while helping to prevent the need for repairs, too. You should talk to an experienced maintenance technician and check the recommended maintenance schedule in your vehicle's manual so that you will know exactly what needs to be done to keep your car in great shape. These are a few examples of the things you will probably find that your car needs from time to time.
Having Oil Changes Done
Engine oil is very important for the proper operation of your engine. On a regular basis, the engine oil in your vehicle needs to be drained out, and new oil needs to be added. This is when the oil filter needs to be replaced, too. How frequently you should have oil changes done depends on the type of vehicle that you have and the type of oil that it uses.
Changing Out Filters
Your vehicle has multiple filters, including air filters, cabin air filters, and more. These can become clogged with dirt, dust, and debris over time, resulting in them needing to be replaced.
Even though there are certain driving habits that you can follow if you want your brakes to last longer, you will inevitably still have to have your brake pads changed out due to wear and tear. Make sure that you do this when needed so that you can maintain your vehicle's stopping power.
Dealing with Fluids
Your vehicle has various types of fluids, including windshield wiper fluid, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and more. During regular maintenance — such as when you have your oil changed — the technician who is servicing your vehicle should typically top these fluids off for you. From time to time, though, you should have the fluids completely drained and replaced.
Keeping it Clean
Many people don't really think about cleaning their car as being a car maintenance task. However, keeping your car clean is about more than just keeping your vehicle aesthetically appealing right now. Vacuuming the inside of your car regularly helps prevent stains to your carpet and upholstery, and adding leather conditioner to leather seats and other leather inside your car helps protect it from cracking. Cleaning the outside of your car helps preserve your paint job. Therefore, make sure that you clean your vehicle — or have it cleaned by a professional — on a regular basis to keep it properly maintained.
For more information about car maintenance, contact a local auto shop or dealer, like Grey Chevrolet Inc.Share
28 June 2021
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