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Regular maintenance extends the life of your car, improves its performance and cuts repair costs. Vehicle owners profit greatly from these five low-cost maintenance tips.
An oil change refreshes your engine and lubricates other critical moving parts. The standard rule for oil changes is every 90 days or 3,000 miles. However, owners should consult their vehicle's manufacturer's guide for its recommendation.
An oil change includes more than draining the oil pan to introduce fresh oil to the engine. Expect brake and transmission fluid checks, as well as anti-freeze and wiper fluid refreshment. Technicians will also check headlights, taillights and windshield wipers to recommend replacements if necessary. These preventative and precautionary measures insure your vehicle is in peak shape to avoid accidents and handle bad weather.
Drive-through car washes and hand washes keep a vehicle attractive on the surface. However, a professional detailing can restore a showroom appearance and improve luster under the hood. For the most benefit, add on engine detailing.
A clean engine is a more efficient one. It cools easier, repels dust and grime from its filter, and helps you identify leaks. A professional will spray, degrease and dress your engine back to a new appearance and improved performance.
Brakes are the lifeline of your car. They require checkups to insure they work when they must. Companies like Dualtone Muffler Brake & Alignment encourages drivers to update the brake systems in classic cars and closely monitor brake activity in newer cars.
Brake professionals address small defects which could accumulate to a large disaster: snapped brake lines, worn-down brake pads, and deteriorated calipers and shoes. Regular maintenance guarantees your car's ability to stop on a dime.
If your car pulls to one side or struggles to steer straight, it is due for a wheel alignment. With cameras and a computerized system, auto mechanics set wheels parallel and perpendicular for pressure zone redistribution and maximum tire usage.
Once wheels work with and not against each other, your realigned car will burn less fuel as a bonus. The service also includes inspection of all steering components to guarantee more ease with navigation.
Your car's tires adjust to its primary weight and balance to concentrate pressure on different areas of the tire surfaces. Over time, tires can become worn and even bald in areas of most pressure.
A tire rotation redistributes your tires to relieve their areas of most pressure. This allows for a smoother ride overall and cuts the need for frequent tire replacements.
These maintenance routines not only help with your car's performance. They insure your optimum safety with each drive and lowered costs of ownership in the long run.