When you own a vehicle, you will want to keep it in the best condition possible. In order to do so, you will want to bring it in on a regular basis so we can inspect it for you. Drivers who learn to drive smoothly can expect to see their vehicles last longer. Practice smooth application of the throttle and progressive application of the brakes. Any abrupt starts and stops will cause strain on the vehicle. This includes the entire driveline, from the transmission to the joints and suspension of the vehicle. The same is true for slamming on the brakes. If you slam on the brakes, you can be doing damage to the brake system of the vehicle and brake lines. Instead, try to anticipate stops and slow down before reaching the stop sign or stoplight. This helps reduce the wear on the brakes, as well as other parts of the vehicle.
The engine of your vehicle is manufactured and designed to operate with very light oil that also improves fuel economy. The vehicle’s owners manual or a label on the oil-fill cap will indicate which engine oil to use. To keep your vehicle operating in the best condition, make sure to change the oil when it is recommended.
Also take the necessary precautions so your vehicle does not overheat. A blown coolant hose used to be an inconvenience. A failure in the coolant system can destroy an engine. The close tolerances and aluminum construction of modern engines cannot easily withstand the rapid expansion caused by overheating. So have radiator and heater hoses checked often, and consider replacing them when necessary. It is also a good option to have the water pump replaced. If you are not sure how often to bring your vehicle in, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on a schedule.