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Top Car Maintenance Mistakes

Staying up-to-date with preventative car maintenance will help keep your vehicle running for quite some time. Not only that, but you’ll also avoid unexpected repair costs and having a car you can’t drive because it’s being worked on. If you’re a car owner, make sure you avoid making these car maintenance mistakes:

Skipping Out on Tire Rotations

You need your tires to help get you from Point A to Point B safely, so why would you skip out on important maintenance for them? Getting your tires rotated every so often will ensure that your tire’s tread wears down evenly. Stop by our service center to get a quick tire rotation!

Not Getting Regular Oil Changes

If you let your vehicle’s oil go too long without getting it changed, it can break down, leading to sludge in your engine which damages engine parts. Make sure you get oil changes as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer, which you can find in your owner’s manual.

Neglecting Vehicle Fluids

Your vehicle’s oil is not the only fluid that should be checked regularly. Remember to check up on your car’s brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and engine coolant as often as recommended by your vehicle owner’s manual. This way you’ll avoid leaks or unexpected problems.

Never Changing Out Windshield Wipers

Forgetting to change out windshield wipers is a common mistake that vehicle owners make, but one that is so simple to take care of. Windshield wipers only last from 6 months to two years depending on the weather where you live. Oftentimes drivers don’t change out their windshield wipers and greatly limit their visibility by doing so.

By avoiding all of these car maintenance mistakes, you can keep your vehicle running smoothly for as long as possible, and for as inexpensively as possible. If you think your vehicle is in need of maintenance, parts, or service, contact our service technicians at 800-354-2220 today.