Most people don’t have the time or know-how to handle maintenance on your car. That’s why Christian Brothers is here. We offer several different automotive services for our Katy customers, including tune-ups, safety inspections, brake repairs, and tire rotations.
But just because we feature a comprehensive list of services doesn’t mean you should totally ignore your car between visits to Christian Brothers. Here are three simple things that you can check on your car regularly that may improve performance and help you avoid future problems.
1. Windshield Wipers
Old windshield wipers can rapidly escalate the level of danger that goes along with driving in a rainstorm. Depending on how much you drive, you should probably replace your wipers ever six to twelve months. If you’re looking for any signs of wipers that need to be replaced, listen for squeaking, skipping, or streaking sounds. You can also look at them closely for corrosion, damage, or signs of wear and tear. You should be able to replace your wipers in only a few minutes.
2. Tire Pressure
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 more air is needed, you should be able to use an air compressor at a local gas station for a few quarters.
Take a minute or two to check your brake lights, turn signals, and headlights with the assistance of a friend or family member. Find one that is broken? Go to a local auto parts store to find the right bulb 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 outside and check these items on your vehicle today! Knowing that your wipers, lights, and tires are working can go a long way to helping you feel better about driving in Katy.