Top 5 Basic Car Care Tips

Top 5 Basic Car Care Tips

Your car is a large investment. Isn’t it worth a few minutes of your time to make sure it is running properly and kept in top condition? Many minor car problems occur when car owners do not properly maintain their vehicles. It doesn’t take a lot of time and can save you hundreds of dollars in repair bills to keep your car running smoothly.

1 - Check Tires Regularly

Having your tires properly inflated improves fuel efficiency and allows them to wear evenly. It also improves safety. Check your car’s owner’s guide for the proper rate to inflate them to. Check for worn out treads as this can be a big safety hazard, especially when driving on snow, ice and wet roads. You should check your tires monthly.

2 - Change Engine Oil and Air Filters

The oil and air filters prevent dirt and harmful particles from damaging the engine and they should be changed at least twice a year or every 3,000 miles. If you regularly drive on dusty road you should do this more often to keep your car running smoothly. Here our Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change can take care of this for you in a matter of minutes and you do not need to worry about costly engine damage with our certified technicians on the job.

3 - Service Your Car & Check Fluid Levels Regularly

Make sure you service your care regularly according to the schedule in the owner’s manual, as this helps to maintain the performance of your car and reduces engine wear. You should also regularly check the fluid levels in your engines, for example the engine oil, brake oil and gear oil. At Jiffy Lube we check all these levels for you, so you don’t need to worry.

4 - Clean Your Car Regularly

A clean car is a sign of a well taken care of car. Regularly wash and wax your car. Also vacuum and dust the interior. It will add value to your car in the long term.

5 – Establish Good Communication with Your Car’s Service Technician

Get to know the people working on your car and establish good communication with them. Ask questions about what they are doing and be sure to mention any problems you are having. At your locally owned Wahpeton Jiffy Lube we employ your friends and neighbors so it should be easy to get to know us.

It is advisable to spend a little time on basic car care practice. You will not regret it as you car will hold its value and be spared of costly repairs.