VEHICLE CARE TIPS

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TIPS FOR LONGEVITY

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.
  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular, 5,000 miles for synthetic oil
  • Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.
  • Replace your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
  • Replace your fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first). 
  • Lube  moving components such as CV and U-Joints.
  • Check battery life.  Connections should be tight, clean, and free of corrosion.
  • Avoid stop-and-go driving which is not only hard on many vehicle components, but rough on fuel savings.

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GOT PUDDING?

 

Could the likes of butterscotch pudding be running throughout your  cooling system?          

Remove your radiator cap when the engine is cold and peer into the radiator.  Is there antifreeze in there?  Is it thick, like pudding, with a color resembling butterscotch?  Look at the overflow bottle, is it empty and not up to the fill line? If any of these are true, it is time to do a cooling system flush.  


Coolant keeps our motors cooled down while they are operating.  Fresh antifreeze allows our engines to run at peak performance, while preventing expensive repairs like; intake manifolds, head gaskets, radiators, and water pumps.  


Schedule now to keep your vehicle in top running condition!

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GAS THAT EXTRA MILE

Poor gas mileage causing a budget burden? Follow these recommendations to help improve your gas mileage so you can save your cash! 

  • Inspect your air filter frequently.  If dirty, it is time to replace it.
  • Tune It Up!  Replacing your plugs, wires, fuel filter and PCV value will make the vehicle run smoothly and efficiently.
  • Inspect your brakes for a drag. A smooth operating braking system will prevent a load-bearing pull on the vehicle's performance.
  • Check your tire pressure weekly. Temperature changes can make pressure go up and down which causes an unnecessary load on the vehicle.
  • Clean the injectors of carbon and varnish build-up that can accumulate over the lifetime of the vehicle.