One of the most important investments you will make is buying a vehicle. Make sure to bring it in for regularly scheduled maintenances. Having maintenance done on the vehicle can help ensure that all parts are in good working order. This can help improve the efficiency of your vehicle, as well as improve the fuel mileage. Between visits you should also do a visual inspection of your vehicle to ensure it is operating at the best efficiency it can.
Make sure to inspect the oil and oil filter of the vehicle. It is recommended that you follow the vehicle’s manufacture’s oil guidelines. There should be clean and efficient engine oil in your vehicle at all times. This can help prevent damage to other parts of your vehicle because of the colder temperatures.
The antifreeze helps to prevent your vehicle from freezing up. The reservoir should contain the amount that is specified for it. If the antifreeze is low, refill the reservoir to the indicated amount along the side. You can also bring your vehicle in and we can inspect the antifreeze.
The tread on the tires should be checked regularly. The amount of air pressure should be that of what is listed in the vehicle owner’s manual. If the tires are under inflated, it may cause a blow out. Low tires will also result in poor fuel efficiency for your vehicle. If the tires are inflated properly, it can help gain traction when traveling on the roads. This can also help improve your overall safety when you drive.
Check the Battery
The battery tends to work harder during the colder months. This is because the temperatures affect the chemicals in the battery itself, and causes it to slow down. If you notice signs of slow or difficult starting of your vehicle, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible. You will want your vehicle to be reliable when you may need it. We can inspect the battery to make sure it is in good working condition, as well as being able to hold the charge efficiently.
Clean the windshield
The most important thing you can do is to have maximum amount of visibility when you drive. The windshield should be clear of any frost, ice, snow, or other debris. The windshield wipers should also be inspected for the condition they are in. If there are any tears or rips on them, make sure to replace them as soon as possible. A clean windshield and wipers in good condition can help increase the safety as you drive.