How to Take Care of Your Used Car
Car Care Tips for Your New, Pre-owned Vehicle
Congratulations on your new ride! Keeping it in top shape is essential to preserve its style, longevity, and optimal performance. Auto Liquidators Plus is here to uncover the most practical and effective car care tips that will help you keep your vehicle in top condition.
The Need for Maintenance Cannot Be Ignored
The golden rule for preserving the integrity of your vehicle is to stay on top of maintenance needs. Some maintenance demands require more frequent attention, while others are annual occurrences. We recommend marking these important times on your calendar, or setting reminders so you don’t forget.
Oil changes are one of the most critical tasks needed to ensure your car continues running smoothly. You can follow the recommended oil change schedule in your car’s owner manual or have your oil changed every 7,500 miles or six months. Between oil changes, look at your oil every month to ensure it's full and there are no leaks.
Check the Tire Pressure
Many cars will alert you once your tire pressure begins to decline. However, it’s important to be proactive about tire pressure to ensure you do not unintentionally damage your vehicle. Check your tire pressure regularly to keep them properly inflated, and to improve fuel efficiency and the lifespan of your tires.
H3: Remember to Check Other Key Components
When you bring your vehicle in for an oil change, have your trusted mechanic inspect other important components of your vehicle and tend to them as needed to ensure everything is functioning as it should be. These inspections typically include:
- Cleaning the air filter
- Checking the exhaust system
- Checking the brakes
- Checking and changing the fluids
- Cleaning the radiator
- Checking the battery
Wash Your Car
If you want your car to glow like it just came off the lot, the trick is to have your car regularly washed. Once a week is recommended, but if that is not realistic for you, then as often as possible. A thorough wash does more than amplify the appeal of your vehicle. Washing your car also removes irritants that, when left unattended, can wreak havoc on the paint, corrode your engine, or result in hazardous friction.
It’s easy to resort to quick meals in the car during commutes or to leave a piece of trash behind to clean later. However, this can lead to stains, filth, and other issues that decrease your vehicle’s look and value. Ideally, you should clean the inside of your car at least once a month. Keeping a small trash bag within reach to collect garbage is also a smart move.
Drive Your Best Ride with Auto Liquidators Plus
If you’re looking to have your car serviced to maintain the beauty and integrity of your ride, Auto Liquidators Plus is here to help! Contact us today or stop by one of our three locations in Dallas, Arlington, and Tyler, TX!