Palo Alto Residents: do you ever wonder how to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape? Well, read on for some helpful tips!
Proper maintenance goes a long way. Where to start? Try having your tires inspected and maintain them. Checking the tire pressure ensures your tires are safe on the road, and to boot, you get better gas mileage!
Oil changes = a smooth running engine. As directed by your car owner’s manual, have your oil changed out when needed! Also, learn what motor oil is best for your vehicle in particular.
Periodically, have your mechanic check your fluids: engine oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and transmission fluid. You can have it topped off, and be informed if there are any leaks you’re unaware of.
Have your vehicle checked for any lights that may be out. A burnt-out bulb can be a safety hazard and may get you a ticket!
Wiper blade inspections are important; you don’t want to be stuck without working wiper blades when that first rain of the season shows up. Check to make sure they still work and are in good shape.
Hearing any brake noises or feeling any vibrations from the brake pedal? Have your brakes inspected. Brake pads require a regular inspection!
Our last tip is to have your belts and hoses checked; getting them checked at every oil change will ensure your belts and hoses are in good condition.