But just because we have a comprehensive list of services doesn't mean you should totally ignore your car between visits to Christian Brothers Collierville. Here are three simple things that you can check on your car on a regular basis that may improve performance and help you avoid future problems.
1. Windshield Wipers
Old windshield wipers can rapidly escalate the danger level that is associated with driving in the rain. Depending on how much you drive and where you live, you should probably replace your wipers ever six to twelve months. If you are looking for any signs of wipers that need to be replaced, listen for skipping, streaking, or squeaking sounds. Also, look at them closely for corrosion, damage, or signs of wear and tear. You should be able to replace your wipers in just a few minutes.
2. Tire Pressure
An important tool in anyone's glovebox is a tire gauge. The DMV recommends that you should check your tire pressure at least every other week. (The perfect time to do this would be when you make a stop at the gas station.) To find out the ideal PSI for your tires, check your owner's manual or the sticker on your driver's side door. If you need more air, you should be able to use an air compressor at a local gas station for a few quarters.
Because we're always inside our cars, a burnt-out light bulb can often go unnoticed for quite some time. Take a minute or two to check your brake lights, turn signals, and headlights with the help of a friend or family member. If you notice one isn't working, you can find a suitable replacement at a local auto parts store and make the switch in 15 minutes or so. Or you can swing by Christian Brothers Collierville and have us take care of the replacement for you.
Are you still reading this? Get outside and check these important items on your vehicle now! Knowing that your lights, tires, and windshield wipers are working can go a long way to making you feel better about driving in Collierville, TN.