Get your oil changed.
Oil changes are essential to the life of your car, and also one of the most important things you can do to keep it running smoothly.
Oil is the lifeblood of your engine, and without it, you’re going nowhere fast. But if you don’t change your oil regularly, that lifeblood can start to turn rancid over time and once it does, it’ll start causing damage inside your engine.
If this sounds good but still seems kind of daunting don’t worry. Changing your own oil isn’t as hard as some people think. All our technicians are certified by and have extensive experience working with various types of vehicles, they’ll be happy to walk through how best goes about doing this safely for yourself or another person who wants help learning more about maintenance topics such as these.
Replace old filters, like the air filter and the cabin air filter.
The air filter and cabin air filter are two filters that need to be replaced routinely. The air filter should be replaced every 20,000 miles and the cabin air filter every 12,000 miles. If you’ve driven more than 20,000 miles, it’s time for a new one.
To replace either of these filters yourself:
- Open hood and remove old air cleaner housing by loosening screws on both sides of housing cover with 10mm socket wrench or ratchet extender; lift off center part of cover only; do not lift entire cover as there are various wires running through it that must remain connected to prevent electrical problems later on in your car’s life. This is where all the dust/gunk has accumulated over time so don’t hesitate when removing this part just get it outta there.
Check your tires regularly.
- Check the pressure regularly. This is the most basic, and often overlooked, maintenance step. All tires lose pressure over time as they age and wear, but it’s vital to maintain proper inflation levels to ensure maximum performance and a long life. Ideally, you should check your tire pressure once a week in hot weather, or twice a month in cooler weather.
- Check for damage regularly. If there are signs of damage such as bulges or cracks in any part of the tread area, have them repaired immediately don’t wait until you’re already driving on unsafe tires.
- Check for leaks. Leaks can happen at any time because of many different causes: defective valve stems; loose lug nuts; damaged wheel covers, corrosion under center caps, etc. so double check all areas where air could escape from underneath your wheels by looking at each wheel individually while holding it up off the ground using an air compressor or another source that allows air into its valve stem.
Check the brake lines and brake pads.
Don’t forget to check your brake lines and brake pads! Brake lines are the rubber hoses that connect the brake pedal to the caliper that is, they allow you to press down on the pedal and slow down or stop …