Want to keep your brand-new car feeling that way for years to come? Young Automotive knows that the perfect way to do that is by having a maintenance plan for your car that covers everything from tires to exhaust. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Read through the Owner’s Manual
It doesn’t sound like the most scintillating reading ever, but you really do need to read through your new car’s owner’s manual. There’s a lot of information in there that helps you to know when you need to do specific maintenance, like oil changes, and details about what your car needs. You don’t have to memorize all of this at all, but you should become familiar with as much of the safety and maintenance information as you can.
Check Tire Pressure and Oil Regularly
One good habit to get into is checking your car’s tire pressure and oil regularly. Even a new car needs oil and the correct tire pressure in order to keep working well. You might not have to check either of these often, once a month can help you to spot changes in the air pressure and oil that might need to be inspected by a mechanic.
Make Sure to Check Tire Tread, Too
You should also make sure you’re checking tire tread at least once a month. Even a new car can have wheels out of balance or out of alignment, and that can cause uneven tire wear. Left for too long, uneven tire wear shortens the lifespan of your tires and can create issues with your suspension, steering, and brakes. It’s much better to keep tabs on these changes.
Multitask During Scheduled Oil Changes
During oil changes, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re doing even more for your car. Get the tires rotated, check filters and fluids, and make sure that the brakes and exhaust system are in good working order. A reliable mechanic will already offer to do all these things for you, and it’s good practice. This helps to ensure that you’re catching small problems early before they become big, expensive repairs.
Want to get your new car started on a solid schedule of oil changes and maintenance right off the bat? Young Automotive in Sturgeon Bay, WI would love to help. Contact us and we can set up an appointment for you and make sure your new car keeps running like it’s brand new.