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Things to Check before your Vacation

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Owning a vehicle is a big investment, but also a convenience factor. When a family owns an automobile, the do not have to rely on public transportation or worry about borrowing a vehicle from a friend or family member. Families with cars are far more likely to go on family vacations, spend quality recreational time with one another, and have successful and supportive jobs. Most families have a vehicle because of the great opportunities provided by the freedom to drive. However, owning a car can also be one big headache. In today’s economic times, money may be hard to come by, and often these expenses are difficult to pay each month. It is then important to keep the vehicle well maintained, so it can last as long as possible. Having the vehicle inspected can also help to increase the life and reliability of it because all the parts are working the best that they can be.

Bring the Vehicle in for Regular Inspections

Regular auto service, though, is actually a money saving venture. It may sound backwards, but with car ownership, you must spend money to save money. Usually, regular automotive repairs are not very expensive. These regular automotive repairs like checking tires, fluid checks, and a regular oil change will help to preserve the function of the vehicle as a whole. Furthermore, it is much easier to pay small fees every year than to deal with a large repair cost that comes unexpectedly. If you are not sure how often the vehicle should be inspected, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the proper schedule for you and your vehicle. This way, the vehicle can run at top performance levels and efficiently.

Remember to Check the Oil and other Fluid Levels

Fluid checks and a regular oil change should be performed once every three months or once every three thousand miles. Depending on how often you drive your car, the three thousand mile marker may come before three months have elapsed. A car undergoes a lot of wear and tear during regular driving. Dusty conditions, storms and extremely hot weather can all have a negative effect on a vehicle’s operation. By changing out fluids such as wiper fluid, coolant, brake fluid and engine oil, your vehicle will have a much longer lifespan. By checking the oil levels, you can help ensure the engine is properly lubricated as it works.

The Tires should be Properly Inflated

While other maintenance tasks might be required less frequently than fluid checks, these repairs should also be scheduled. Vehicle owners should get their tires checked once every year. Faulty tires are responsible for a large percentage of vehicle accidents every day. Tire maintenance is relatively inexpensive, but getting your tires rotated and balanced every year might prevent an unexpected flat tire that could lead to a bigger auto accident. When a flat tire occurs, many automobile owners must pay for towing fees and damage to the body of their vehicle. If you notice an issue with the tires, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible so we can inspect it for you.

 

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