When you own a vehicle, the most important thing you can do is keep it maintained. As the school year starts, now is a great time to have the vehicle inspected. If you are not sure how often to bring the vehicle in, make sure to contact and we can advise you on the right schedule for you and your vehicle. This way we can check the parts and components and working efficiently with one another. If there is an issue, we can have it fixed as soon as possible, so you can get back to a pleasant driving experience.
You will want to check the tires on your vehicle. They are the only part that will make direct contact with the surface of the road. The tires should be at the correct air pressure. If they are over inflated, the tires can be more prone to pick up sharp objects on the surface of the road. When the tires are underinflated, they can increase the chance of blowing out when you are driving. Also make sure to check the spare tire on your vehicle. It is often forgotten about, but you will need to use it until you fix the other tire.
Remember to check the oil and fluid levels. The oil is important because it helps to lubricate the parts and components of the engine. Without oil, the parts can wear and cause strain to one another. This can increase the chance of the parts becoming damaged or needing to be replaced sooner than they typically should. When you bring the vehicle in, we can also check the oil filter. Over time this will become clogged with dirt and grime from the oil passing through it. By changing the filter, you will help the fresh clean oil move smoothly through the engine.
Also make sure to inspect the lights on your vehicle. This should include the headlights, taillights, and blinkers. Not only do the lights help you to see the road and those around you, but it helps others to see you as well. If you notice that a light is aimed poorly or should be changed, make sure to schedule an appointment so we can inspect it for you. This can help you to have a safe and reliable vehicle when you drive.