1. Check fluids
Fluid in the engine keeps the moving parts lubricated and maintains a consistent temperature among the friction. That’s why it’s imperative to keep this element clean of contamination and full enough to do its job.
The car owner’s manual will provide the manufacturer’s recommended oil change frequency, but we suggest an oil change once every 3,000 – 5,000 miles. As you request an oil change, have the auto mechanic check the following fluid levels:
- Motor oil
- Transmission fluid
- Brake fluid
- Power steering fluid
- Coolant (or anti-freeze)
- Windshield washer fluid
Keeping up with fluids can raise the car’s fuel economy, increase the engine’s reliability and prevent costly damages.
2. Rotate tires
Regular tire rotations will ensure all tires wear down evenly. While most manufacturers recommend a rotation every 7,000 miles, the needed frequency really depends on tire quality, vehicle weight and driving conditions.
A simple rule of thumb is to request a tire rotation with every other oil change. Maintaining a regular tire rotation schedule can extend tire life and better protect you and your family.
3. Check brake system
The brake system is the key to a safe drive. If the brakes are showing signs of wear, it’s time to call Christian Brothers Automotive for a brake system check. The most obvious signs of worn brake pads are odd sounds during braking, pulling, and vibrating.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, or you’ve never had your brake pads replaced, call Christian Brothers Automotive Clermont for a brake inspection today.
Avoid major auto repair
While auto repair is frustrating and expensive, most serious damages can be prevented with proper maintenance. Follow Christian Brothers Automotive’s three easy steps to avoid vehicle repair and keep more money in your wallet.