Reeder’s Automotive offers some tips of the trade to keep your car running smoothly, from some of the best experts in the business!
The best way to remember how to maintain your beloved automobile is to memorize this helpful acronym:
Brakes, Belts, Battery
T: Check in on your tires every so often to ensure that they are properly inflated and if the tread wear indicators are visible between the treads, they may need to be replaced. Check your owner’s manual if you are unsure what pressure your tires should be at or what the tread indicators look like.
O: Make sure you get your oil changed at the recommended amount of mileage for your car. Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle and is essential to long-term engine endurance and efficiency; try to check it as often as you are able to be certain.
W: Check on all your windows and make sure they are clean and don’t have any pucks or cracks in them from flying rocks or things of that nature that can expand or worsen if left unfixed. Include lights in this to be sure they are working properly and haven’t obtained any damage.
B: Brakes, as we all know, are incredibly vital to keep well maintained for safety purposes and if you notice them deteriorating as you drive around, take them in to get looked at right away. Get your belts checked for wear, if your car is squeaking a lot, this could be your belts giving you an earache so have them inspected. Check the battery for corrosion, if you find that it is often going dead it may also be another indicator that you will need to get a replacement battery, to keep it running longer avoid running it down.
I: Your interior is important as well since it is the part of your car you probably see most being the driver, try to keep up with maintenance and vacuum often, this can be important if you want to make your car presentable for resale later. To many looking to buy a used car, how the interior looks can make or break the deal, so spills and messes should be cleaned up as soon as possible.
F: Make sure your coolant, transmission, power steering, brake and windshield washer fluid are all at the levels they should be, your manual or mechanic should be able to tell you how to check these.
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6436 Central Ave Portage, IN 46368
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