We’ve seen more blog posts and heard more questions surrounding basic car care than we can count. People always want to know what steps they can take to make their cars last longer and the upkeep costs less. We asked our expert technicians so we could find you an answer once and for all. Without further ado, we’ve compiled the top five easy things you can do for your vehicle that make a big difference in its longevity and functionality.
1) Change Your Oil Regularly
Many people don’t understand the importance of having their oil changed regularly and on time. They assume that, so long as they change it every once in awhile, everything will be fine. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In order for your car to function at its best and last as long as possible, you have to have your oil changed regularly at the popular increments; changing it too soon is a waste of money and waiting too long can cause damages to your engine, so make sure you’re staying on top of it.
2) Get an Inspection When You Go for an Oil Change
Many people that don’t live in states that require yearly inspections make the fatal error of not having their car inspected at all. Likewise, people who have to have the yearly inspection think that’s enough to cover it and put getting an inspection off until then. You should get your vehicle inspected when you go in for an oil change. Many mechanics will even offer a complimentary inspection with an oil change. Keeping up with regular inspections, much like your own checkups at the doctor, will help you to catch damages or failures early.
3) Get Your Car Detailed Regularly
You wouldn’t necessarily think keeping your car clean would have an effect on how it functions, but it does. Ignoring car detailing can lead to debris getting caked onto your vehicle that could cause damage to the paint. Skipping out on regular detailing services can lead to premature rusting, engine failure, tire problems, and many other issues. Don’t let this happen to you; call Mobile Detailing Pros at 800-557-5134 or visit our website to book your detailing service today.
4) Never Ignore the ‘Check Engine’ Light
The ‘check engine’ light in your car serves a specific and important function; it’s not just a suggestion. If your ‘check engine’ light has just come on, don’t ignore it; make an appointment with your mechanic right then and there so you’re sure to catch whatever problem early on, saving you a lot of trouble and expense.
5) Stay Alert
When driving your car, it’s important that you pay attention to any sounds or feelings that are out of the ordinary. Car trouble has a way of sneaking up on you at the most inconvenient times; don’t be caught off-guard: know the signs so you can act quickly and not do any more damage to your engine.
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