Are you the type that spends every weekend washing, waxing, and working on your car? If you are reading this article, you probably aren’t. If you’re anything like me, your car is simply a means to an end; a way to get quickly from point A to point B.
However, I am coming to discover that this tool for transportation has needs too. So, if I want my car to continue shuttling me safely from one place to another, I need to show it a little love back.
Regularly scheduled maintenance – If the car is running smoothly, this may seem like a waste of time and money. But, there is actually a good purpose for the regular maintenance they recommend for your car. At these little checkups, the mechanic can see how well the parts are working and what needs to be attended to. Replacing parts before they break down tends to be much cheaper than fixing the mess they make when they go.
Tune-Ups – Consider these brief check-ups between your regularly scheduled maintenance. The mechanic wants to make sure the little pieces are working well together to keep your engine (and your car) working at peak efficiency.
Oil Changes – Without oil, your engine will burn up. Oil provides the lubrication that keeps your car from overheating as a result of natural friction. In order for your car to continue running well, this oil needs to be changed periodically. Clean oil keeps gunk from building up in the working mechanisms of your engine.
Fluid Flushes – If you look under the hood of your car, you will notice several different reservoirs. These containers hold the different fluids needed to keep your car running. Every now and then, your car would appreciate a top off or a fresh supply on each of these.
If you give your car a little love along the way, it will serve you much better. A little TLC will keep you safe and moving in the foreseeable future.