Keeping your vehicle in the best condition possible is important. Make sure to bring the vehicle in regularly for maintenance inspections. This way we can inspect the parts and components to ensure they are operating efficiently. If there is an issue, it is always best to have it repaired as soon as possible before further damage may occur.
Part of regular maintenance should include having the oil changed when recommended. Checking it on a regular basis is a key part of keeping your engine running well and getting the most miles out of it. The oil lubricates the engine’s internal moving parts, keeping them from wearing too quickly. It also helps keep the engine clean, by preventing dirt buildup, and helps keep it from overheating.
You can check the level of oil for your vehicle on a regular basis, to ensure you have enough in the reservoir. If it is low, make sure to add oil to the reservoir. Also check the color of the oil. The oil should be brown or black. Notice if it has a light or milky appearance, as this could mean coolant is leaking into the engine. Look closely for any metal particles as well, because it could mean there is internal engine damage. If you notice an issue, or the oil is low often, make sure to bring the vehicle in. We can check the oil and condition of the vehicle for you.
Also remember to check the other fluids in your vehicle. By making sure they are at the correct amount and not leaking can help save you issues in the long run. If you notice any odd noises or ways your vehicle handle, schedule an appointment as soon as possible so we can inspect it for you. This can help you to have a safe and reliable vehicle when you drive.