3 Easy Ways to Maintain Car Life and Avoid Engine Repair

3 Easy Ways to Maintain Car Life and Avoid Engine Repair

Your engine is the heart and soul of the car. As such, it’s vital that you take proper care of this complex system. The engine is composed of hundreds of moving parts operating at high temperatures. Protecting each component will significantly prolong its life – and the life of your car. Here are three easy ways to maintain your engine.

1. Bring your car in for 60,000 and 100,000 miles service checks

Like going to the dentist every 6 months or scheduling a yearly physical, your car needs routine service every once in a while to keep it running at maximum efficiency. At 60,000 and 100,000 miles, bring your car into Christian Brothers Automotive Springfield for a check-up. Our ASE-certified technicians will examine the engine and take care of any minor issues.

2. Take care of oil leaks immediately

Have you noticed oil marks beneath your car? This could signal serious damage. If the seals are drying out or hardening, they will leak motor oil. This can cause catastrophic engine failure. Bring your car into Christian Brothers Automotive at the first sign of trouble to avoid expensive damage.

3. Keep up with a regular maintenance schedule

Each vehicle requires different maintenance services at different times. Small repairs like spark plug replacement, wire inspection, belt or timing chain service, fluid flushes and filter replacements can significantly improve your car’s performance. Bringing your car in for tune-ups can increase your miles per gallon (MPG) and keep your ride smooth and safe.

If the engine dies, your entire car dies with it. Don’t wait for small issues to become serious – and costly – problems. Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Springfield today and schedule maintenance.