We are living in challenging times and we know you probably have a lot on your mind, which may result in your vehicle sliding down the priority list. However, it is critical to keep up on important vehicle maintenance so that your vehicle remains reliable and so that you avoid unnecessary and costly repairs.
When was the last time you took care of these five vehicle maintenance tasks?
- Oil Change – This is probably the most well-known vehicle maintenance item, but sometimes it may not feel like a big deal to procrastinate on actually getting it done. Don’t wait! Oil changes are extremely important to your vehicle’s engine health. Stick to the manufacturer’s recommended oil change schedule.
- Tire Rotation – This is an easy one that is often done when you get an oil change. A tire rotation involves rotating the tires on your vehicle so that the front tires move to the back and the back tires move to the front. This helps promote even tread wear on all four tires so that you don’t have to replace some tires sooner than others.
- Brakes – Are your brakes making noise or do they feel squishy? These are signs that your vehicle may need new brakes. Waiting can cause further needed repairs and can be dangerous. Make an appointment to have your brakes inspected soon.
- Filters – Your oil filter will get replaced when you get an oil change, but that’s not the only filter that you should know about. The air filter and fuel filter should also be replaced periodically. Check your owner’s manual for the recommended service schedule or ask your mechanic.
- Wash & Detail – When it comes to cleaning your vehicle, it’s not just about looks. Keeping your vehicle clean helps protect it from deteriorating and helps retain its value. So break out the hose, sponge and vacuum this weekend!
Take care of your vehicle and it will take care of you. Your vehicle’s health is important, so set aside a little time for it this summer.