Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you might be thinking about dinner reservations and flower arrangements, for your significant other and family, what about the relationship you have with your car? Don’t you think your car deserves some loving? A gift to your car is vehicle maintenance, and your car’s gift back to you is dependability and performance. How would your car respond if you started cheating on your maintenance plan? Let’s not find out.
Follow these tips for your car maintenance:
Tune Up -Your return on investment is way better than flowers. A tune up is one of the best things you can do for your car and is an excellent way to check over your vehicle. Our Tune Up service checks your fluids, battery, belts and hoses, filters, and spark plugs; all the little things that are vital to keeping your car running efficiently.
Routine oil and filter changes – Boxed chocolate don’t last forever, neither does engine oil. Outside of the tune up, your oil and filters need to be changed more frequently as engine oil breaks down and turns to sludge. Changing the engine oil and filter at its required interval will protect and extend the life of your engine. Oil change mileage intervals vary for different car models. Typically, conventional oil is 4,000 to 5,000 miles, and synthetic oil is around 6,000 miles to 7,000
Shocks and Struts – Bouncing up down in a horse buggy is only romantic, if there are a horse and carriage. If you’re heading out somewhere special on Valentine’s Day and you car handles like you’re driving over cobblestone, it’s time to bring your vehicle in for our pothole recovery package.A yearly inspection for your shocks and struts reveals worn components and problems. As these parts wear down the ride and handling performance can deteriorate, not to mention winter potholes can hasten the wear.
Undercarriage – Speaking of carriages, or your car’s undercarriage rather, salt and road grime is a silent car abuser. How often are you looking under your vehicle? Don’t worry; most people don’t. Cold, salt, and snow make for a nasty cocktail that can ruin your car’s finish as well as rust and wear through the metal body under your vehicle. We know it’s winter and with the snow piles still melting, it can be a challenge, but try to keep your car clean. Run through a carwash with an undercarriage spray. Make sure you’re bringing in your car for tune-ups and while we’re under there checking your major components, will give your car a visual inspection for any spots of wear that could pose a problem later on.
Take care not to upset your other Valentines, and schedule your car care on a day around Valentine’s day, not on the actual holiday. As with all relationships, car care is not just for special occasions and holidays. Regular maintenance is the best prevention. By following the ongoing maintenance schedule and regularly scheduled services, we will minimize wear and tear, and catch little problems before they become big ones.