When it comes to regular vehicle maintenance, owners overlook many crucial yet overlooked steps. Staying on top of standard service is a great way to save time and money in the long run by avoiding major repairs, but this can be hard if you don’t know what to keep an eye out for.
If you are second-guessing how you take care of your vehicle, you’re in luck: your friendly neighborhood auto nerds at Wiesner of Huntsville are here to help.
Here are the top four regular maintenance steps you should NEVER overlook:
Everybody’s heard of oil changes, so why do so many car owners put off getting them done? An oil change should never be delayed; driving on low or dirty oil could potentially do irreparable damage to your engine. The frequency with which you should change your oil depends on make, model, and model year; look to your owner’s manual for more information.
Battery Service or Replacement
Most automotive batteries last about six years; when was the last time you replaced yours? Wiesner of Huntsville can test the life and strength of your battery today and make suggestions for battery upkeep or replacement.
Tires require a lot of TLC. They should be rotated regularly (a service that can be provided at Wiesner of Huntsville during your next oil change) and monitored for proper tread depth and pressure. An easy way to check your tire for proper depth is by sticking a penny headfirst into the tread; if you can see the top of Honest Abe’s head, your tires may be too worn for the road. Appointments are available today for tire review and replacement at Wiesner of Huntsville.
Did you know there are more fluids in your vehicle besides oil and gas? Other fluids that must be monitored and replaced include steering fluid, antifreeze, brake fluid, and windshield wash. If you’re noticing a decrease in your vehicle’s performance, it may be due to low or leaking fluids. Schedule an appointment with Wiesner of Huntsville’s service department to diagnose and repair the problem soon – before it’s too late!
If you have any questions or concerns about your car’s service history, contact our service department.