5 Car Care Tips From The Pros

 

1. Check Fluids Monthly

All of your car's fluids - oil, brake fluid, engine coolant, power steering, and washer fluids - should be checked monthly.


2. Test Your Battery

The typical life expectancy of an auto battery is three to five years, with shorter battery life for cars that are driven in hot climates. We recommendcar owners have their auto battery tested at the three-year mark and then once a year after that.


3. Check Your Tires Regularly

This is one of the most important components of car safety. We recommend that both tire pressure and tread depth be checked monthly. Once the tread depth is at 4/32" tires should be replaced.


4. Check Wiper Blades

For the best visibility in inclement weather, make sure windshield wiper blades are in top condition. Replace blades that streak the windshield or that miss spots. Drivers in snowy areas should consider winter wiper blades, which are wrapped in rubber to reduce ice and snow buildup.


5. Tune-Ups & Regular Maintenance Check-Ups

This will help improve gas mileage as well as ensure the maximum performance of your vehicle. Your maintenance schedule can be found in your owner’s manual. Worn spark plugs, dragging brakes, low transmission fluid, or your transmission going into high gear can all reduce fuel economy.