3 Telltale Signs You Need Preventative Vehicle Maintenance

Preventative vehicle maintenance is critical to keeping your vehicle running smoothly for years to come! Addressing minor vehicle servicing issues before they become costly repairs can help you save both time and money. There are a few basic car servicing red flags that every owner should be able to identify.

Changes in Tire Pressure

Investing in an inexpensive tire pressure gauge is a very small but mighty car repair investment. Conducting regular tire pressure checks can not only keep you safe on the road but will also help save you money in the long run. Having properly inflated tires can help your car achieve better gas mileage and maximize efficiency. While you’re down there working on your tires, take a quick peek at their tread to ensure your tires don’t need changing.

Unexplained Oil Leaks

Did you notice any odd oil leaks while you were checking your tire pressure? Do not under any circumstances ignore them! It’s likely that you have issues with your oil seals, engine gasket, or oil drain plug. As soon as you notice an oil leak, it’s best not to leave it unaddressed. Continuing to drive around with low oil levels can cause permanent and costly damage to your motor. You’ll also want to regularly check your fluid levels. If you’ve been topping them off for years but have never fully replaced them, now might be the time to knock out your fluid replacements. Having appropriate levels of wiper fluid, coolant, and antifreeze is essential to keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape. Checking you oil and fluid levels is one of the most basic preventative vehicle maintenance moves you can make.

DIY Check

You know your car better than anyone else does. Have you noticed that your vehicle seems to be driving a little differently for no apparent reason? As the primary person behind the wheel, you have the ability to pick up on subtle changes. Keep a close eye on any new lights coming on, oil leaks or changes in the way your car rides. If you notice something, don’t leave it uninspected.

To ensure that you aren’t missing anything, it’s important to schedule an annual preventative vehicle maintenance inspection. Just like your regular visit to the doctor, this preventative measure is important for the health of your vehicle. Get your datebook out and map out regular car inspections and maintenance needs to keep you on track. Come visit our service center in Sumner, Washington for all of your routine car maintenance needs.

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