Preventative Maintenance-Show Your Vehicle a Little TLC

“With the average vehicle age exceeding 11.5 years, the chance of a breakdown or service issue on an older vehicle is much greater,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “The Car Care Council urges drivers of older vehicles to implement a preventative maintenance plan for their vehicle to minimize the chances of a roadside breakdown and to also help their vehicle run more efficiently and economically.”

Investing in a vehicle is a substantial commitment for an individual or family. Taking good care of your vehicle can extend the life of your vehicle so that you enjoy it for a more extended time. Taking good care of your vehicle extends beyond car washes and making sure that the exterior looks clean. You have to keep the internal components of your car running well and have regular check-ups performed on your vehicle so that you understand what issues your vehicle may have and how to address them. The following are a few ways to show your vehicle a little TLC:

Have Your Vehicle Checked Over-Stop by Speed Auto Repair to have your lights, tire pressure and tread checked? If you have a service light on, get clarity on what is causing the issue.

Get Your Fluids Checked-Antifreeze, power steering, coolant, and wiper fluids should be checked regularly. Remember, never ignore a fluid leak. Inspect and get your timing and serpentine belts replaced when necessary-Reference your owner’s manual for exact timeframes and mileage.

Check Your Oil-Check Oil and have the oil changed regularly.

Check Your Battery-Check Your Battery and use a battery cleaning brush should you have mineral buildup.

Replace Windshield Wipers-If your wipers are starting the leave a streak; it is time to replace them.

Replace Cabin Air Filters-Breathe easy in your vehicle. Most vehicle cabin air filters can be purchased at an auto-store and replaced quickly.Replace the engine air filter-Your owner’s manual will inform you of frequency. Speed Auto Repair can perform this task as part of your preventative care.

Get Tires Rotated & Balanced-Rotation and balancing of tires can help your tires last longer.

Get Your Spark Plugs Changed-If your spark plugs are worn out or covered in buildup, your engine can’t work effectively, which can reduce fuel efficiency and cause break-downs.

Speed Auto Repair is here to support your Preventative Maintenance needs so that you can keep your vehicle running efficiently and safely.