Preventive Maintenance Tasks for Your Car

October 4, 2018

A car at a mechanic

Keeping your car in top shape offers so many benefits beyond a longer life span. That’s why preventative maintenance is so important! A well-maintained car will perform better on the road which will help save you money for major repairs, of course, but the true value is also safety.

Here are 4 important preventative maintenance tasks for your vehicle which you can start taking part in today.

Oil

Without oil, your car won’t function very well. Its inner-workings will grind against one another and cause major, sometimes irreversible damage. To keep your engine purring along, make sure you get your oil changed regularly. If you aren’t sure how often you should have your oil changed, consult your owner’s manual or give your local Davidsonville, MD auto mechanic a call today!

Brake Pads

Like oil, brakes are also pretty important. Broken or faulty brakes will definitely lead to accidents in the long run. An important component of your brakes are the brake pads. Your vehicle’s brake pads engage when you press on your brake pedal and, over time, they erode.

Your brake pads will erode at varying rates depending on your driving style. Abrupt stops, frequent stop and go traffic, and tailgating will all force your brake pads to deteriorate faster.

Some cars have an interior light that will alert you when your brake pads are starting to wear down, but not all do. Similarly, some brake pads are equipped with a piece of metal that will cause a screeching sound when the brake pads need to be changed.

Air Filters

The air filters in your car might not get much thought, but they definitely get a lot of use. The two most important air filters to think about in your car are the engine air filter and the cabin air filter:

  • A fresh engine air filter will help your engine perform more efficiently and can also extend your engine’s life.
  • A fresh cabin air filter will help keep out the pollen, dust, smoke, and smog in the air from getting into your car.

If you’re not sure where your filters are located, or how to change them, bring your vehicle into your local Davidsonville vehicle service center for help today!

Tires

Though this may be a little obvious, tires are one of the most important elements of your car. To keep them going strong, you’ll need to have your tires rotated regularly by a professional tire technician.

You should also keep an eye on the air in your tires. Low air in tires, also commonly referred to as having low tire pressure, can lead to a blow-out—which can lead to accidents. The next time you have your oil changed, ask your tire technician to check your tire pressure as well.

Choisser Is Here to Help You with Preventive Vehicle Maintenance

Take control of your vehicle’s health with preventive maintenance from Choisser Import Auto Services. We can help you with every aspect of your vehicle whether it’s a small problem or a catastrophe. Give us a call today at (410) 867-2122 or drop by our Davidsonville, MD location today!


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