Take Care Of Your Vehicle With These Tips for Car Maintenance


You take care of your car … right? Well, maybe no to its fullest potential, but proper maintenance in the long run can help you spend less time in the service bay and more time on the road. Neglecting your car can cause major problems in the long run. Here are six easy but important ways to keep your car in tip-top condition.


1. Check your Tires

It's easy to take tires for granted. But since you’re riding on these bad boys every day, you want to make sure they have proper air pressure, have been rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles, and that the alignment is proper, because poor alignment can lead to uneven tread wear.

2. Change the oil and check the fluids

Make sure to change it as directed by your owner's manual. However, oil isn't the only fluid your car needs. You should also have your power-steering, automatic transmission, wiper, and brake fluids checked too.

3. Test the lights

Flip on your headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals while your car is parked and make sure each one is working. You don’t want to get a ticket because you didn’t know something wasn’t working that should be.

4. Replace windshield wipers

There’s nothing worse than that spotty rain shower when you have wipers that need to be replaced. It’s a simple fix that can help you see clearly when things are difficult.

5. Check your air filter

A clean air filter can improve your car's performance.

6. Regular check-ups

Make sure you schedule regular tune-ups to help ensure that your car gets total maintenance. You make sure you get checkups from the doctor or the dentist, so make sure your car is in optimal condition too.

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