But that doesn't mean you should totally ignore your car between visits to Christian Brothers Automotive. The items below should be checked regularly to maintain your car's performance.
1. Windshield Wipers
Worn windshield wipers can turn a drive in a rainstorm from an aggravating experience into something very dangerous. 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 an indication if your wipers need to be replaced, listen for skipping, streaking, or squeaking sounds. You can also look at them to see if there is any corrosion, damage, or signs of wear and tear. You should be able to install new wipers in just a few minutes.
2. Tire Pressure
An essential tool in anyone's glovebox is a tire gauge. The DMV recommends that you should check your tire pressure on a weekly or biweekly basis. (The perfect time to do this would be when you fill up your car with gas.) To learn what pressure your tires should be, check your owner's manual. 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. If you notice a problem bulb, you can find a suitable replacement at a local auto parts store and make the change in 15 minutes or so. Or you can drop by Christian Brothers Automotive and have us take care of the replacement for you.
What are you waiting for? Get outside and check these items on your vehicle now! Knowing that your wipers, lights, and tires are working can go a long way to making you feel better about driving in Mooresville, NC.