Cars can be a costly investment. Even more so when your car is starting to break down. It is an inevitability that you are going to have to take your car in to fix a broken part or repair a mechanism. The more you drive, the faster the components of your vehicle degrade. The best way to slow down the degradation of your vehicle is to keep up with your maintenance. Here at H.W. Automotive Inc., we are here to help you out with some tips to keep your car on the road and out of the shop.

Oil Changes

Having regular oil changes is simple, yet one of the most important things that you can do for your car’s engine. Oil keeps all the gears and mechanisms in the engine lubricated. With so many moving metal parts coming into contact with each other, it is important to make sure that these parts are oiled. Permanent damage can take place if there is an insufficient amount of motor oil, and instead of paying for an oil change you will be paying for an entirely new engine. Depending on the type of oil that you use, it is recommended to change your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

Flush the Coolant System

Coolant keeps your vehicle from overheating, but it too needs replacement. The chemicals in the coolant that keep the system and engine from corroding will deplete.  If you do not replace and flush the system, you can expose your system to erosion. That’s why you should flush your system about every 35,000 to 40,000 miles to make sure you avoid extra expenses.

Tires

Quality tires are more important to the performance of your vehicle than you think. According to safercar.gov, more than 11,000 crashes are caused by tire issues annually. New tires are not only safer, but they also help you save money at the gas pump. You should also make sure to check the alignment of your vehicle to prevent uneven tire wear by rotating your tires every 6,000 to 8,000 miles to enjoy a longer tire life.

Conclusion

We hope that you enjoyed reading our tips to make sure that you get most out of your car. Remember that if you take care of your car, your car will take care of you.