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Are You Neglecting Your Car

By February 27, 2015May 21st, 2020Insurance


Many times it’s not what you are doing to your vehicle. Sometimes it’s what you aren’t. When it comes to your vehicle small oversights can become very costly repairs quickly. However, many repairs can be avoided with the implementation of a few maintenance routines.  

Wash Your Car– This isn’t just about having the cleanest car on the block. From bird droppings, to sand from that trip to the beach elements begin to wear at the paint on your vehicle. Keeping your car washed helps prevent rust and corrosion, as well as oxidized paint.

Check your Fluids– Many people when asked know to do this, however they often forget. Failure to check fluids can sometimes lead to overheating. Making sure to keep all fluids are topped off is key to having a smooth running car.

Don’t Ignore the Tires– Tires can sometimes be misleading. Because they look fine many times they are not regularly checked on. All tires lose a little air as time goes by, that’s why it’s important to check your tire pressure monthly. Usually a sticker can be found on the drivers side door jam telling you the recommended pressure.

Keep an Eye on Your Belts and Hoses– Making sure your belts and hoses are in good shape is key in keeping a well running car. Snapping a serpentine belt can cause a number of your vehicles systems to fail like your air conditioning, power steering, and alternator. To keep a well running car make sure to have your belts and hoses checked at each oil change.

It doesn’t take a lot to make sure your car is running in its best shape. A little extra attention to a few things under the hood can help you avoid the repair shop, and keeping a clean car can help you get top dollar if you decide to sell or trade it in.