But that doesn't mean you shouldn't be aware of some ways to keep your vehicle in working condition. The three items below should be checked on a regular basis to maintain your car's performance.
1. Windshield Wipers
Old windshield wipers can quickly escalate the level of danger that is associated with driving in a rainstorm. Depending on 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
The DMV recommends that you should check your tire pressure at least every other week. To learn the ideal PSI for your tires, check your owner's manual. If more air is needed, you should be able to find an air compressor at a local gas station that just costs a few cents to use.
Take a few minutes and check your headlights, brake lights, and turn signals with the help of a friend or family member. Find one that is broken? Visit a local auto parts store to find the right bulb for your car and read your manual to learn how to replace it yourself. Or you can swing by Christian Brothers Automotive and have us take care of the replacement for you.
What are you waiting for? Get off your computer and go check these important items on your vehicle now! Knowing that your wipers, lights, and tires are working can go a long way to helping you feel better about driving in Land O’ Lakes.