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Car Care Tips: Protecting Your Investment

Car maintenance is important because it keeps your car running well and because a car that isn’t properly maintained can be dangerous to drive. Over time, car parts wear out and need replacing. Most car owners know this and commit to invest in regular car maintenance. Regular car maintenance helps keep your car run smoothly for years – which means less hassle for you and it's easier n your wallet!

Regular car maintenance can be expensive and time-consuming, especially if you don’t know what to look for. If you want your car to last long, then you must invest in regular car maintenance. It doesn’t matter whether your vehicle is new or old; the need for regular checkups remains the same. Many things could go wrong with a vehicle unless they’re checked regularly by an experienced mechanic.

For example, if you ignore oil changes and other routine services, there is a good chance that your engine will eventually seize up completely, which will lead to a replacement of major parts such as cylinder heads or even the entire engine block itself! Not only does this cost money but also precious time. Therefore, you need to make sure that you schedule regular car maintenance appointments to keep your car running smoothly.

Oil is one of the most commonly known and one of the most essential items to maintain. The make and model of your vehicle, as well as the type of oil that should be used on it, can affect how often you’ll need to have your oil changed. Conventional oil should be changed roughly every 3,000 – 4,000 miles. When it comes to synthetic oil formulations, you should expect to have it changed every 5,000 – 6,000 miles. In addition to oil changes, all serviceable fluids need to be checked and changed when necessary. This includes transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and engine coolant.

To ensure peak performance, items under the hood such as belts and hoses must be maintained as well. High temperatures (both climate-related and the heat created by engine operation) create wear and tear. Having an ASE certified mechanic to keep an eye on these parts can help avoid large expenses like a blown radiator hose or broken serpentine belt down the road.

Even though there may be a brake light indicator on the dash to notify you when they need service, make sure you don’t forget about your brake pads and rotors. Over time brake pads wear out and rotors warp, which can compromise the capabilities of your brake system. At Willands Tech Auto, you can have your brakes checked during your oil change service to help prevent major repairs later on.

Keep your vehicle running at its best by abiding by your vehicle’s recommended scheduled maintenance guidelines, typically listed in your Operations Manual. Staying on top of maintenance services can help save on unexpected and unnecessary repair costs!

Making Good Investments

Aside from car maintenance investments, car owners can also invest in aesthetic projects like changing car paint, car detailing, car window tinting, and car stereo installation. However, car owners should always prioritize car maintenance so that they will always have peace of mind knowing that their cars are in good condition and functioning properly.

Car owners who neglect car maintenance always end up regretting it. Not only will car maintenance help car owners save on car-related expenses in the future, but car owners should also take into consideration their safety and that of other people when driving. Being a responsible car owner entails making sure that you bring your car to the mechanic regularly to have it checked and maintained. Willands Tech Auto will always give you the best advice, recommendations, and guidance to make the best decision for your situation! We are here for you!! Let us know how we can help you protect your investments today with Willands Tech Auto's Long Term Car Care!

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