When it comes to auto maintenance, a little goes a long way. Keeping up with basic maintenance items can do wonders when it comes to fending off bigger issues. So, if you're looking to keep your car running smoothly, we have a few vehicle maintenance tips to help you get the most out of your car. Our service center is equipped to help with a wide range of maintenance items, and we're ready to help you check these basic services off your to-do list:

Oil Change

Many cars around Franklin and Windsor benefit from an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or every six months (whichever comes first). Your car's engine depends on oil to keep its fast-moving parts lubricated, which helps them work more efficiently by reducing friction. However, oil breaks down over time, which is why it needs to be changed regularly.

Wheel Alignment

Regular wheel alignments help your tires last longer. How? When your wheels are not properly aligned, it can cause your tires to wear out faster, which can necessitate replacing them before you would typically have to do so. We have specialized equipment that allows our team of experts to perform precise wheel alignments so that we can get your wheels straightened out per your car's specifications.

Scheduling a wheel alignment every 6,000 miles or six months is a good way to ensure that your wheels are always properly aligned.

Tire Inspection or Change

Your tires require adequate tread in order to work properly. Having enough tread is what enables your car to gain the traction it needs to accelerate and stop, placing your tires among the most important safety features that your vehicle has. Be sure to check your tires periodically to ensure that they have adequate tread and correct tire pressure.

We also recommend scheduling regular tire rotations at our service center near Suffolk to help promote even tire wear. Scheduling a tire rotation every 6,000 miles or so can help you get more life out of your tires.

When should you change your tires? If your tires are too worn or too old, you should replace them. Even tires that appear to have good tread might be due for replacement if they are more than six years old, so be sure to keep an eye on your tires to ensure that they are in good condition.

Wiper Blades

Exposure to the elements and frequent use can do a number on your wiper blades. Worn wiper blades struggle to clear your windshield, which can be a safety hazard. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a rainstorm or snowstorm with wiper blades that are too worn down to do their one job. Check your wiper blades periodically to ensure that they're not cracked or damaged. If it turns out that you need a new set, we can fit your car with fresh blades.

Brakes

Your brakes endure quite a lot as you drive around Pendleton. Whether you have to slow to a stop at a light or you find yourself in a situation where you have to lay on the brakes for an emergency stop, you depend on your brakes to act fast when you need them most. Having your brakes checked at least once every six months can help you be aware of necessary brake repairs so that you can address them before they surprise you.

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Our service center near Wakefield is ready to help with all your service needs, be they basic maintenance items or major repairs. Connect with us today for an appointment!

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