Proper Vehicle Maintenance

Owning a vehicle is a big responsibility. You spend a lot of money on your car, so it just makes sense to take care of it properly. Here are three things you should do on a regular basis to maintain your vehicle.

Keep It Clean

Caring about how your car looks may seem frivolous, but it has benefits beyond cosmetic considerations. When you have a professional buff and wax your vehicle Chantilly VA, you are protecting the paint job from dirt and grime that can fade it over time. You may not notice the tree sap on your car, but frequent cleaning keeps it from building up. The layer of wax provides a protective coating to keep harmful substances off the surface.

Keep It Smooth

It's important to have dependable tires for a consistent, smooth ride. Check the air pressure in your tires at least once a month. This is especially important when the outside temperatures change, as any sudden shift can make the air inside your tires expand or contract. The best time to check and adjust the pressure is in the morning while your tires are cold.

Keep It Running

The fluid levels in your car have a direct effect on how efficiently it runs. In fact, making sure your car has enough transmission fluid, oil and coolant is vital to keeping it running at all. Check your oil once or twice a month, particularly if you notice that your vehicle is using oil. Keeping the engine well lubricated protects it from overheating, thus protecting you from costly repairs.

You rely on your vehicle to get you everywhere you need to go. A breakdown can drastically disrupt your life and delay your daily schedule. With the right maintenance, however, you can avoid the most common things that cause vehicles to break down.

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