To help improve the overall efficiency of your vehicle, make sure that it is brought in for regular maintenances. This can also help increase the safety and reliability for it as well. When inspecting the vehicle, make sure to check the fluid levels. This also includes the oil. Having the proper amount of oil is important because it helps to lubricate the moving parts of the engine. The oil should also be changed on a regular basis. This helps to ensure the new clean oil moves through the engine. The clean oil can reduce the amount of strain and friction the moving parts have against one another. If you are unsure how often to change the oil, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on a schedule that works for your vehicle. This can also help to save you money in the long run.
The Tread is Important
One thing to check on the tires is the tread amount. This can be done quickly by using a penny and placing it upside down in the groove of the tires. If you see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread has worn away. This can make it difficult and dangerous to drive on wet or slick roads. The tread will help to grip the surface of the road, and allow better control of the vehicle. If you notice any uneven wearing on the tires, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. We can inspect the tires and recommend what the best solution is. If the tires are wearing unevenly, an alignment or rotation might be needed. This can help to preserve the life of the tires as long as possible.
Make sure the Tires are at the Correct Air Pressure
When inspecting the tires, also remember to check the air pressure. This helps to keep the vehicle driving safely and comfortably. If you are unsure what the correct air pressure should be at, consult the vehicle owner’s manual. Tires that are under inflated will wear down at a quicker rate than regular tires would. They can also be more prone to blowing out. Tires that are over inflated will have less contact with the surface of the road. This can cause an uncomfortable and bumpy ride when you are driving. Tires that are not inflated correctly will cause the vehicle to have poor mileage. This is because the vehicle would need to use more fuel to correct the tires. Make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires for you.
Always Remember to Check the Spare Tire
The spare tire should also be inspected on the vehicle. This should be done at the same time that you check the regular tires. Make sure to check the tread and air pressure on the tires. The condition of the spare tire is important because you will have to rely on it incase a regular tire goes flat. If the spare tire is in good working condition, it can help to save you time, money, and stress in the long run.