At the start of a new year we tend to think about what we can do to improve ourselves in the coming year. When making your list of resolutions, why not add car care to the list? Following a dedicated vehicle maintenance schedule will offer you a host of advantages in the new year including longer service life for your vehicle and tires, better gas mileage, and greater safety on the road.
Resolve to Stay on Schedule with Vehicle Maintenance
Staying on schedule with recommended preventative maintenance services is the best way to ensure your vehicle performs at its best. Recommended maintenance services typically include:
- Battery & Cables
- Brake Inspection
- Check Belts & Hoses
- Coolant Flush and Replacement
- Exhaust System
- Filters – Air and Fuel
- Fluid Checks – Power Steering and Brake
- Lights Check and Replacement
- Oil Change
- Windshield Washer Fluid & Wiper Blades
Regular inspection and maintenance is essential for catching potential problems before they become serious issues. Your owner’s manual will provide the recommended services and schedule for your vehicle.
Resolve to Stay on Schedule with Tire Maintenance
Take a little time each month to check your tire tread depth and tire pressure. This is something you can easily do on your own with a few simple tools: a penny and a tire gauge. The penny test is an easy way to confirm that your tires are safe and wearing evenly. Tire gauges range from fancy digital models to old fashioned styles. Whatever style you prefer, get an accurate one and use it to make sure your tires are inflated to the level recommended for your vehicle. You can find that number in your owner’s manual or on your driver’s side door jam.
Take your vehicle to your tire and auto shop for the tire balancing and tire rotation services that are recommended for your car. Tire balancing promotes a smooth ride and promotes even tire wear by correctly adjusting the wheel weight distribution around the vehicle. Tire rotation also assures even tread wear to extend the life of your tires. Check your owner’s manual tire rotation recommendations to ensure proper tread wear.
Drive with confidence in 2017 knowing that you are traveling safely and efficiently wherever the road takes you. Contact Raben Tire to schedule your vehicle maintenance services.