You rely on your vehicle to get you everywhere. You need it to run smoothly and run for a long time. If you’re not staying on top of these six services, though, your car may not be getting the attention it needs to live its longest life. Find out what these preventative maintenance services are and how they can help your car live its longest, most cost-efficient life!
Motor oil lubricates the engine, keeps your vehicle from overheating, and basically helps your engine run as it should. Naturally, this oil gets dirty over time. Follow the specifications set by your vehicle manufacturer. If you’re not sure how often to get an oil change, view your maintenance schedule online or stop by for in-person guidance.
All tires wear down over time, but they wear down differently depending on their position. During a tire rotation, your tires are removed, swapped, and remounted. Regular rotations help all four tires wear down at the same rate. Tires should be rotated, balanced, and aligned every six months/6,000 to 8,000 miles.
Your windshield wipers will stop making proper contact with your windshield over time, causing them to leave streaks. After a few seasons of rain, sleet, snow, and sun, the rubber on your wiper blades can really start to deteriorate. Get your windshield wipers inspected and replaced every time you notice they aren’t keeping your view of the road clean and clear, every six months or so.
Change Engine And Cabin Filters As Necessary
Your vehicle’s air filter removes dust and debris from the air before it goes into the engine. Replace your air filter every 30-40,000 miles, or according to manufacturer specifications. Your car’s cabin air filter cleans the air before it flows through your air conditioner. Replace your cabin air filter every 15-20,000 miles, or once a year. Your car’s fuel filter keeps dirt, debris, and other contaminants from obstructing and clogging up your fuel lines. Replace the fuel filter every 20-40,000 miles, or according to manufacturer specifications.
Preventative Vehicle Maintenance At Clark Automotive
For more information on preventative repair, why preventative maintenance is so important, and the various types of auto services offered through Clark Automotive in Blaine, MN, contact us today at (763) 784-7944. We are always happy to hear from new and returning clients and will help you make an appointment with one of our experienced mechanics at your convenience. Come meet us at Clark Automotive today!