You know the old saying, “when it rains, it pours”. Doesn’t it seem like once one thing goes wrong with your car, suddenly it needs all kinds of repairs?
And those repairs can be expensive. So, how should you prioritize car maintenance? We compiled a list here from most to least important. Check it out below:
Change Your Oil
Think of changing your oil like any health tips for humans; eat your vegetables, get enough sleep, drink water, etc. If you do those things, you’ll be less likely to face other health issues down the road. The same goes for your oil. The oil in your car keeps all the parts of your engine moving and working properly. Getting your oil changed between 5,000 and 10,000 miles will help to ensure the longevity of your car.
Hit the Brakes
Although most people place a lot of focus on the car starting, it’s just as important to make sure it can stop. If you start to hear a metallic screeching when you apply the brakes, that means it’s time to get your brake pads replaced. This step is essential to keeping you and your passengers safe in your car.
Don’t Over Tire your Tires
Since your tires are the only part of your car that should be in contact with the road, you should pay special attention to them! This includes having the right tires for the type of weather you’ll be driving in, making sure they have the right amount of pressure, and replacing them when they’re worn out.
Come to the Light Side
We’ve talked before about how important headlights are for safety. But even your brake lights, turn signals, and reverse lights are important to let other drivers on the road know your intentions. If one of your lights goes out, be sure to replace it for the sake of everyone on the road. Not to mention that you could get a ticket for having a light out. Better safe than sorry!
Wipe On, Wipe Off
Driving in rainy conditions is already dangerous enough. If your windshield wipers aren’t working, you’re just asking for trouble. We ranked these last on our list since wipers are inexpensive and easy to replace yourself. But, you won’t want to get caught in a rainstorm without them!
Does your car need all of the above fixed, and maybe even more? Get an offer from us today and don’t worry about maintaining your old car ever again!