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Issues to be Aware of for your Vehicle

by | Dec 27, 2014 | Auto Repair, Car Care Tips, Checking Engine Fluids, Oil Change

Every automotive, whether it is a car, truck, or another vehicle, needs some kind of repairs from time to time. Regular inspection of the vehicle is necessary to identify minor repairs and fix them to avoid worsening of the problem. Checking wiper blades, oil changes, and fluid leaks are simple, but important things to ensure safe driving. It is recommend keeping your vehicle on a maintenance schedule. If you are not sure of what the schedule is, bring the vehicle in and we can recommend the proper maintenances based on the make and model of your vehicle. This is important because we can inspect the parts to look for any signs of wear and tear.


Oil Changes are Important

Many owners do not pay attention to periodic oil change. Failing to change the oil gives rise to numerous problems in the form of reduced mileage, engine problems, and increased emissions. Hence, changing oil at regular time gaps is necessary to avoid all these problems. A change of oil improves the performance of the engine, increases annual mileage of the vehicle, and avoids wear and tear of the parts. The oil will lubricate the moving parts of the engine to help them operate efficiently. Without oil, the engine will seize completely. It will also cause parts to wear against one another and cause friction. If you notice any odd noises, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible so we can inspect it for you.

Check the Windshield Wipers

Remember to inspect the windshield wipers on your vehicle. They should be in the best condition possible when they work. Wiper blades are very useful while driving in extreme weather conditions. This is particularly true in case of extreme cold and heavy rainfall. During these conditions, it becomes impossible to drive as a result of reduced visibility due to weather conditions. Ensuring the proper functioning of wiper blades is imperative to avoid any accident resulting from decreased visibility. Timely identification and replacement of wiper blades will save a lot of money and hassles later.

Notice any Fluid Leaks

Fluid leakages are another threat to any vehicle. If the leakages of fluid are not checked at regular intervals, the situation may become worse while driving. Most of the oil leaks happen at valve cover gaskets, oil pans, or any of the front or rear oil seals. If you fail to add oil after about 3,000 miles, you may have to seek the services of towing, if there is a leakage in oil. The leakage in a coolant is another important thing to consider. A coolant keeps the engine of the vehicle cool and ensures smooth driving. However, if your vehicles gets coolant leaks, the engine may get heated, which may add fuel to the fire if any other problems arise. Having the vehicle inspected is the best way to ensure it is working properly. Maintenance inspections can help keep your vehicle safe and reliable this winter.