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Auto Maintenance by Mileage!

Owning a car has its benefits. Many people get their auto maintenance with respect to the time, but experts believe that you should get your car tune ups by the amount of mileage it covers. Here is a little guide to help you get started. Following it will ensure better performance and maximum output by your vehicle. If you take care of it, it will take care of you.

After every 3,000 miles: Check up all the car fluids and oils and tire pressure. Top up anything that falls short or is low.

After every 6,000 miles: Check your air filter. Get your tires balanced and re-aligned to avoid any sort of accident. Apply a new coat of paint to protect the exterior of your car. Check for all the lights and replace anything that’s not working. This also includes your windshield wipers.

After every 30,000 miles: It is time for a serious check-up now. Get your suspension inspected. Replace the fuel filter to avoid any fuel choke ups. Have the cooling system of the car cleaned up. If there are any faults in belts or hoses, get them replaced. Get your air conditioning system tested. If the tires have exceeded their life, get them replaced. Replenish your steering fluid to keep steering smooth and light.

After 60,000 miles: Repeat everything that you did after 30,000 miles. Have your transmission filter replaced and drain the transmission fluid. Fill it up with new one again. Consult your mechanic regarding the needs and maintenance of automatic and manual transmission vehicles. The more you know about your ride, the better you can keep it.

After 100,000 miles: Congratulations if you have kept your car in perfect shape after such an impressive mileage! If you plan to keep it, it’s best to go through all the services mentioned above and replace the spark plug and spark wirings for a better performance.

Conclusion:

It is important to keep your car in the best shape so it provides you maximum value for your money. Car maintenance can be a daunting task and sometimes we may skip on it for multiple reasons. But now, for all your auto maintenance needs, contact H.W. Automotive Inc. Our highly trained staff of mechanics will ensure that your car is always in perfect condition for you. Call us at (405) 702-4098 or visit our website at know more about our services.    

How to Make Your Brake Pads Last Longer

The way you drive can have a big impact on your brake pads. Depending on your driving habits, wear and tear can happen faster if you are driving roads rather than freeways. The constant braking and stopping will deteriorate the padding more quickly, leading you to spend money on a replacement. To learn more about prolonging your brake pads, continue reading our blog.

Slow It Down

Driving fast can be fun and exhilarating, but if you have to brake hard at a red light, then you might want to slow it down. The increased friction from having to stop can decrease the lifespan of the padding. Additionally, you may be wearing down other parts of your braking system too, like the rotors and calipers. Instead of coming to an abrupt stop, brake softly and drive at a normal speed.

Avoid Riding Your Brakes

When you are riding down a steep hill, you don’t want to push the brake pedal all the way down. This action does not benefit your brake pads, as the friction from going downhill may cause overheating. An alternative to this action is to downshift if you are driving a manual or try to coast if possible.

Try “Engine Braking” Instead

According to Firestone Complete Auto Care, “When you see that you’ll have to brake shortly, whether from a red light or heavy traffic, take your foot off the accelerator. Doing this disengages the engine and lightens the load on your brakes when you do eventually have to stop.” This is called engine braking, as you don’t need to use the actual brakes to stop.

Conclusion

Get a FREE courtesy check when you drop your car off today at H.W. Automotive Inc. We can inspect your auto system to ensure your car is driving at optimal performance. If you have questions about brake pad replacements and other related services, contact us at (405)-702-4098. You can also visit our website for more information. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Prepping Your Car for Summer

Is your car all set to travel this summer? In order to get from point A to point B safely, your vehicle needs to be performing at its best. Driving a vehicle that’s been expertly prepped for your summer outings is a welcomed relief, but what are the steps get your vehicle ready? In this blog, we talk which parts of your vehicle to inspect so you can have a fun AND safe summer!

Engine Cooling System

As the weather starts to heat up, make a note to check on your radiator. The last thing you want is your engine to overheat and ruin your beach day with a trip to the mechanic. Evaluate the coolant levels and add coolant or antifreeze if necessary. Also, look for dry and cracked hoses, as they can be the cause for leaks and a heated engine. You want your cooling system to be at its peak for those high temperatures!

Air Conditioning System

While the cooling system protects your engine from overheating, your A/C allows you to stay cool while driving. If there is any indication your car isn’t blowing out cool air, then there may be an underlying problem. Check the hoses for any leaks, including your condenser and air filters for any obstructions.

Tires and Brakes

You can notice the difference when your car drives strangely, especially if your tires are underinflated or your brakes are squeaky. Inspect your tires for wear and tear to determine if you need an alignment or more air in the tires. As for your brakes, look for worn down brake pads and discs. Brake fluid may also need to be added.

Conclusion

Let the professionals at H.W. Automotive Inc. inspect your car for summer. We are dedicated to providing you with expert automotive services so you can drive safely on the road. For more information on our full list of services, visit our website here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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