Today we’re sharing a few tips on how to keep your vehicle in prime condition! Here are 5 of the most important maintenance tasks you should complete this summer to keep it running smoothly all year round.
1. Check the oil
Check and change the oil. No single step will help an engine last more than regular oil and filter changes will. Conversely, nothing will destroy an engine faster than neglecting oil-level checks or fresh-oil changes.
2. Air Filter
A lot of car problems are due to faulty air filters. You should get your filters changed every year or roughly after every 12000 miles. Don’t ignore this maintenance as it will lead to problems in your AC and you are breathing unhealthy air in your car.
Flush the cooling system and change the coolant once a year. A 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water will keep the cooling system in good shape and prevent corrosion and deposits from building up inside the cooling system.
Brake fluid is hygroscopic. This means it is adept at attracting moisture. Moisture causes components to corrode and fail. Replace fluid and bleed system once a year. Brake fluid is cheap. Calipers, hoses, and sensors are expensive.
5. Get your Tires Rotated and Balanced
This is the best way to protect the wear and tear of your tires and make them last longer. Not all tires are affected equally, so by rotating the front and rear tires, you balance the wear and make them more durable.