But that doesn't mean you shouldn't be mindful of some ways to keep your vehicle working properly. 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
Worn windshield wipers can turn a drive in a rainstorm from a trying experience into something that is extremely dangerous. Depending on how much you drive, you should probably replace your wipers ever six to twelve months. If you're looking for an indication if your wipers need to be replaced, listen for skipping, streaking, or squeaking sounds. You should be able to replace your wipers in just a few minutes. Or stop by your local Christian Brothers and let us do the job for you.
2. Tire Pressure
An important tool in anyone's glove box is a tire gauge. The DMV recommends that you should check your tire pressure on a weekly or biweekly basis. (A great time to do this would be when you make a stop at the gas station.) To find out what pressure your tires should be, look in 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.
Take a few minutes and check your brake lights, turn signals, and headlights with the help of a friend or family member. Find one that isn't working? Visit a local auto parts store to find the right bulb for your car and read your manual to learn how to replace it. Or you can drop by Christian Brothers and have us handle the replacement for you.
What are you waiting for? Get off your computer and go check these important items on your vehicle today! Knowing that your wipers, lights, and tires are working can go a long way to making you feel better about driving on Corpus Christi roads.