5 Things for Proper Maintenance

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5 Things for Proper Maintenance

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If you are not sure how often to come in for make sure to contact us and we can advise you on an appropriate schedule. Having proper inspections can help with the safety and dependability of the vehicle. Maintenance programs can help reduce the amount of time you spend having repairs done on the vehicle. Between visits, you can inspect parts of the vehicle yourself. If you notice an issue any part of the vehicle, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it. This can help reduce the chance of a costly repair bill in the future. Regular maintenance can decrease time, money, and stress in the long run. It can also get you back to a pleasant driving experience.

 

Check the Fluids

 

When you inspect the vehicle, also remember to top off the fluids. This includes the engine oil, power steering, brake fluid, and the transmission fluid as well. The windshield washer fluid should be inspected when you top off the fluids as well. This can help ensure that the vehicle is operating at top performance levels when you drive. If you notice you have to top off a fluid more often then normal, it could be a sign of a leak. Make sure to schedule an appointment so the issue is resolved.

 

Belts and Hoses

 

When you check the hoses and belts, make sure they are not cracked or brittle. They should also not be showing signs of excessive wear or being loose. If the belt is cracked, it is best to have it replaced as soon as possible. This can help to prevent a further issue from forming.

 

The Battery

 

When inspecting the vehicle, also remember to check the battery. The terminals and posts should be clear from any corrosion or rust build up on them. Also make sure that the connection is clean and tight. This can help to power the vehicle efficiently.

 

Brake System

 

When you inspect the brake system, also make sure to check the brake pads and brake rotors. This can help reduce the chance of further wear and tear to these parts. If you hear any odd noises from the brake system, it is important to have it inspected as soon as possible.

 

Exhaust System

 

Another area to inspect is the exhaust system of your vehicle. Make sure to check for any leaks or damage that might have occurred. Also check to make sure the parts are attached properly. Exhaust leaks can be dangerous if they are not corrected immediately. If there is an odd noise or odd color of exhaust, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible. This can help allow for a safe ride again.

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