How about a little TLC for the One You Love this Valentine’s Day: Your Car!
We’ll be breaking out of winter soon, but as we all know, winter weather sometimes has a habit of lingering and there’s always that possibility of a late season storm that can come out of nowhere. The best advice to safeguard your vehicle, regardless of the season, is to simply be prepared. Regular maintenance, upkeep and essential services are words of love to your car!
Why do we love cars so much?
Whether you have a brand-new luxury vehicle or an older model that’s been a trusted friend for many years, which tends to need a little extra TLC, there is something very beautiful about automobiles. With the turn of a key you set off a chain of mechanical and electrical reactions which gives you complete control over your journey and destination. You may not know it, but you have a special relationship with your car. And as with all relationships, if you put in the time and energy to take care of your vehicle, you can have a long-term, rewarding partnership.
Your car doesn’t ask for much. It’s always there for you, getting you where you need to go. Your car lets you do things you couldn’t achieve alone – travelling short or long distances to see family and friends, visiting new places, having an adventure, going on a date, getting you to work, getting the kids to where they need to be, and more. Think of all the things you can do with your car – the list is endless. Now think of all the things you couldn’t do without it. Our beloved cars are not just tools to get you from point A to point B. They hold a unique place in memories, and maybe even our hearts. Most of us have special memories about a car – that family road trip when you were 10, your first date in your own car, being driven to college… Our cars are an extension of our family.
A little extra care this Valentine’s Day in the form of an oil change, tune-up and basic service is the perfect gift for the one who keeps you going.
Don’t let your car break your heart by neglecting to take care of it! Staying ahead of car care, maintenance, and repairs, can add years of useful life to your relationship with your vehicle and keep you from being stranded because of an unexpected breakdown.
Christian Brothers Automotive recommends a little tender-loving auto care this Valentine’s Day and beyond:
- Inspect the windshield wipers and lights on the car. Lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving, and they are normal wear items that need periodic replacement.
- Schedule a tune-up annually to optimize your car’s performance. A well-tuned engine delivers the best balance of power and fuel economy and produces the lowest level of emissions. Ask us about the details for your specific car’s tune-up.
- Change the oil and filter per the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. Periodic oil and filter changes keep your engine clean on the inside.
- Check the tire pressure monthly, including the spare. Your car’s tires affect its ride, handling, traction and safety.
- Have the alignment checked annually. Potholes and other road conditions, as well as normal wear, can take their toll on your car’s steering and suspension. A wheel alignment reduces tire wear, improves fuel economy and handling, and increases driving enjoyment and safety.
- Don’t ignore the check engine light, or other warning lights! The sooner those are addressed, the more likely you’ll head off additional issues.
We’re here to help with you with all repairs and services, for all makes and models. Call Christian Brothers Automotive Mooresville at 704.448.0770 to schedule an appointment today for your vehicle’s complimentary courtesy inspection. We’re pleased to offer our industry-leading Nice Difference warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs LAST. We’ll even pick-up your vehicle, perform the work, and drop it back off to you when we’re done. You can approve service recommendations right from your smartphone without ever stepping foot in our lobby. It’s just another way we’re helping make your auto care experience more convenient.
Doug Vidler, owner, Christian Brothers Automotive, Mooresville