Owning a car is a lot of responsibility. Unfortunately, many people fall behind on these responsibilities. While it may be seemingly harmless to let small issues slide, they eventually add up to big problems that are expensive. Here are a few basic car maintenance tips to save money in the long run.
Check Your Fluids
It’s simple. Check your oil, windshield wiper fluid, and transmission fluid once every month to ensure that you are running at the proper levels. If you are low, fill them up.
Check Your Air Pressure
Driving around on improperly inflated tires is bad for your tires, wheels, and car alignment. Check your air pressure once a month to ensure that they are properly filled. Also, don’t forget to check your spare.
Keep It Clean
While keeping your car clean may sound easy in theory, it’s often something that people forget to do. If you keep everything on the exterior and interior clean, those small problems won’t build up. For example, if you find a small tear in one of your seats, address the problem immediately to keep it from growing.
If you follow these simple tips, you will save yourself a lot of time and hassle in the long run. Our team at Dick Dyer is happy to help with additional maintenance on your car at any time!