4 Top Auto Maintenance Tips
Do you have your vehicle on a strict auto maintenance schedule? Having your vehicle regularly maintained not only saves you money, but extends the life of your vehicle.
According to an article angieslist.com, “Auto Maintenance”
“Regular oil changes will help to keep the engine operating at optimal performance. Taking your automobile to an oil change facility will usually cost you no more than doing the job yourself. The oil change facility gives you the added benefit of checking other things for you as well, at no extra charge. These other checks include checking coolant levels, brake fluid, wipers and more. This potentially saves you a great deal of money because they can catch problems like low transmission fluids, which would end up being a costly repair.
Brakes have built-in devices that will make them squeal when pads and shoes wear out. This device is in place to tell you to change the brakes now, not soon, as most people believe. As soon as you hear the squealing, take the car to a brake repair specialist. A specialist can potentially save you a great deal of money by making sure the repair is correct. They can also pinpoint other problem areas that you may not readily notice, such as bad brake lines and leaks.
Properly inspecting belts, wiring and other components that can break down over time will also help you to save money. If you notice that wires or belts are cracking, take the automobile in to have them replaced before they break. In most cases, the break will occur at the worst possible moment leaving you to spend excess money on the repair because of towing.
Take your car in for a tune-up about every 30,000 miles or as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. In most cases, the mechanic performing the tune-up can save you a great deal of money by identifying and repairing potential problems that will occur in the near future. This could result in big savings for you by preventing damage to other components when a part goes bad and it can also save you a hefty towing bill. To read the entire article click here.”