Besides using the best synthetic lubricants and filters in your car, there are other ways to maintain your vehicle to ensure tip-top running conditions.
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Worried you’re not keeping up with your car maintenance? Breath easy, because we’ve compiled a list of five tips for proper car maintenance just for you. Keep your car running smoothly and always put your best tire forward with these five tips for proper preventative car maintenance. It doesn’t matter if you’re driving a brand new Tesla or a used Buick. ALL cars need regular maintenance to function at peak efficiency and safety.
Check and Change Your Oil Regularly
It’s important for the overall performance of your vehicle to have the oil checked regularly.
If you want to save some extra money, consider learning to check the amount and quality of your oil. Is it muddy? Is it the right color? If you have access to the owner’s manual for your vehicle, it should tell you all about what is normal and what kind of oil is right for your vehicle.
If you found a used car for sale and don’t have access to the owner’s manual, you can probably find one online or ask your mechanic. If he doesn’t have one, he can help point you in the right direction.
Remember, using synthetic oil will help reduce wear over the life of your vehicle as well as help increase fuel economy. Using AMSOIL synthetic lubricants is a win-win strategy.
Regularly Check Your Engine Air Filter
If you drive a lot, especially in stop and go traffic, your engine air filter will probably get dirtier faster than someone who doesn’t drive very much or only drives on open roads. Changing your air filter is important because the air filter was designed to protect your engine from particles that can result in costly repairs. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Regularly check the air filter and change it when necessary.
Check Your Alignment and Get Your Tires Balanced and Rotated
If you have trouble keeping your car straight, this is the quickest and best way to fix the problem, It’s also important to regularly get your tires rotated and balanced so that your tires wear evenly. Consult your mechanic or your owner’s manual to find out how often this needs to be done to keep your car in the best shape possible.
Check and Change Your Spark Plugs
If your spark plugs are covered in build up, your engine isn’t working as well as it should and you’re not getting the maximum fuel efficiency out of your vehicle the way you deserve. If you’re a DIY type, this task may seem daunting, but as you will soon realize, it’s actually not all that complicated. Another thing most people forget is to regularly use a fuel system cleaning like AMSOIL Performance Improver (P.i.) when used every 4,000 miles your fuel system and combustion chamber will stay carbon free. Check out this article on AMSOIL P.i.
Keeping It Clean
It may sound a little odd, but keeping your car clean is the best way to keep your car looking and working like new. If you don’t take it through a carwash, be sure to only use products specifically designed for cars. Household cleaners can strip your car of the protective layer on the outside and lead to paint chipping, rust and more.
Keeping your car running and looking its best may seem boring or unnecessary, but isn’t it an amazing feeling when you can save some money and get better gas mileage because your car is working at its very best? We think so. That’s why this list was made specially with all of you in mind. Enjoy!