Do you keep up on your cars auto maintenance? Here are just a few of the regular auto maintenance service tips that your vehicle needs in order to run smoothly.
According to an article at moving.com, “How to Prolong the Life of Your Vehicle”
In order to keep your car running at its best, it’s important to keep up with routine maintenance and inspections. By properly maintaining your vehicle, you’ll reduce future repair costs, optimize your car’s performance, maintain its value and extend its life. Here are some regular maintenance needs to keep in mind for your vehicle:
Oil is essential to your engine. And for most people, changing it every three months or 3,000 miles is the first thing you should do to keep your car in good shape. But sometimes, your oil needs some extra attention. If you tow a trailer, drive in dusty conditions, or frequently drive in stop-and-go traffic, you should change your oil more often. Short trips without letting your engine warm up can contaminate your oil and require more oil changes than average too. So, to keep your car running smooth, make sure you have the following engine-related services done regularly:
- Change the oil.
- Change the oil filter, air filter and fuel filter.
- Check the PCV valve for proper operation.
- Check the spark plugs and spark plug wires.
- Very Hard – 10.5 and higher gpg.
Your transmission makes your car move by bringing power from the engine to the wheels. A regular checkup of the transmission fluid will keep your car shifting smoothly.” To read the entire article click here.