These days, a car is almost like your second body. Think about going about your day without one. Unless you take a few simple steps, your car will age faster and end up needing automotive repair more often than not.
Like your body, your car needs regular feeding, exercise, and car maintenance. The feeding is gasoline, of course. The exercise is regular starting and running of the motor to keep the battery charged and the lines clear…like a circulatory system.
A Routine maintenance is important for living bodies and also for an automotive mechanical system.
Here are a few automotive educational tips for the proper care and cleaning of your car to avoid needing an auto repair shop, or car hospital.
- Most importantly, change the oil at least every three thousand miles or every three months. Oil is the cars lifeblood. It coats and protects the inner workings against friction and is the easiest way to prolong a car’s useful lifetime. Old oil doesn’t smoothly coat like new oil, and causes friction and can clog up the circulation. Like bad cholesterol.
- Check the fluid levels (car oil or transmission fluid), be aware what’s going on under the hood. Getting to know what fluid goes where and what should be connected to what under a hood is easy. Fluid levels are the first thing you should check if you are in the middle of nowhere and the car stops. Think CPR.
- Keep the tires inflated properly and in good shape. Proper tire inflation helps gas mileage. Having a tread is very important if you want, say, control of your car and to avoid auto body repair. Similar to the importance of proper shoes and cutting your toenails.
If you need auto repair or just want a professional to keep your car looking and driving perfectly, then visit Greulich’s Automotive Service and Collision.
Servicing the greater Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, or Peoria regions of Arizona, Greulich’s is the auto repair and towing service you can count on.