If you’ve been avoiding an auto repair shop, you may want to think twice about that decision. The New Year is a perfect time to get your vehicle serviced. Here are tips on keeping your car in great working condition.
According to an article at roadandtrack.com, “Keeping Your Vehicle in Tip-Top-Shape”
- Perform monthly checks of tire pressure and the condition of tires, lights and windshield washer fluid. The vehicle should also be cleaned monthly.
- Every three months or 3,000 miles, change the engine oil and filter, check the levels of other fluids including automatic transmission, power steering and brake, and check battery and cables, belts and hoses. The exhaust and fuel filter should also be checked at this interval.
- Every six months or 6,000 miles, the chassis lubrication should be checked and windshield wipers should be replaced.
- Every 12 months or 12,000 miles, the brakes, spark plugs, coolant and steering and suspension should be checked.
If the “Check Engine” light comes on, vehicles should be immediately taken in for service to identify the problem.” To read the entire article click here.