No matter how new or how old your car is, you should always take care of preventative maintenance to help prevent major engine repair. Regular maintenance can greatly extend the life of your vehicle. The problem is many people put off engine service time and time again each year. Unfortunately, after being put off so many times, their vehicles start to suffer and then they are looking at a costly engine repair.
Some of these preventative tasks are very simple and don't take a lot of time or money. Here are some basic maintenance services that you should have done on your car on a regular basis.
1. Oil change - A well-lubricated engine is a happy engine. The quickest way to destroy it is have it dry out and burn up. Check your oil on a consistent basis and have it completely changed at the appropriate intervals. An oil change is a simple engine service that could lead to a major engine repair if it is not performed on a regular basis.
2. Tires - Your tires are your most important safety feature. Old tires can crack and dry out and start leaking air. This can be extremely dangerous because it can also lead to a blowout. It is important to have your tires looked at on a regular basis.
3. Brakes - This is another important safety feature that you should have looked at on a regular basis. There is nothing more dangerous than brakes that are not functioning properly.
Remember these simple tips and you can drive with peace of mind and confidence in your vehicle that it will get you safely to your destination.
Worried about a pending engine repair? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Kestner Automotive today for more information about engine service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Lexington, SC, and the surrounding area.