When it comes to owning a vehicle, just getting in your car and driving it every day is not enough to keep it maintained and running. Every vehicle will require certain maintenance items throughout its lifetime, especially considering that our cars are complex working machines. Maintenance will not only ensure that your car will last you throughout the years, but also helps save you money on big repairs over time.
There are many mistakes that can be made when it comes to vehicle attendance, or the lack thereof. Here are some vehicle maintenance mistakes to try to avoid:
- Never ignore a check engine warning light. Once you see the check engine warning light turn on, it is vital to have your car inspected by an expert here at Sil's Complete Auto Care Centre. If the problem is extensive, ignoring the issue can make it worse and leave you stranded on the road.
- Make sure that your fluids and engine oil are always replaced on time. Skipping your regular oil change can have dire consequences, including leading to irreversible engine damage and corrosion. Engine damage can be very costly to repair, so staying on top of your vehicle’s oil changes will protect your wallet and your vehicle. Other important fluids that need to be flushed at certain intervals include brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid.
- Pay attention to your tires. Knowing how to check your tire's pressure and tread will better help when it comes to tire maintenance. A tire blow out on the road can be dangerous to yourself and others, and good tires are an important safety feature.
- Look up your car's manufacturer recommended service list and intervals and make sure that you take care of these services as they are due. This will protect any warranties you may have and ensure that your vehicle runs at its best, all while preserving its value for resell in the future.
At the end of the day, vehicle maintenance is the best way to keep you and your family safe on the road. If your vehicle is due for a service, stop by the experts here at Sil's Complete Auto Care Centre today.