Vehicle Maintenance You Should Be Performing on Your Vehicle


Your vehicle requires maintenance in order for it to run properly for years to come. It needs more than just gasoline every time the gauge reads that it is empty. You need to do other things to your vehicle as well for performance and to prevent things such as a blown motor. Read on for some vehicle maintenance you should be performing on your vehicle. 

Change Oil

You need to check your oil and you should also be getting oil changes on your vehicle every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Check your oil in between oil changes to be sure you aren't losing oil or aren't low. If you don't change your oil, or if it is low, it could affect your engine. The oil in your engine lubricates the moving parts within the engine. When there isn't any oil, it's going to end up causing the parts to rub against each other and can leave metal shavings in the oil. Eventually, the parts will wear out and your engine will stop working altogether. Make sure you take your vehicle in it to a professional mechanic to have your oil changed for you.

Add Fluids

Your vehicle needs other fluids as well including windshield washer fluid, anti-freeze, and brake fluid. Be sure you check and add these fluids to your vehicle. Windshield washer fluid isn't necessary for your vehicle to run, but it will ensure you can see through your windshield while driving. The other fluids are important to your vehicle to ensure it is performing as it should and to help with cooling your engine and braking as well.

Rotate Your Tires

You should have your tires rotated with every other oil change. Your tires will begin to wear unevenly, and rotating will help to even this out. They can wear on the inside or on the outside, but they can wear in other ways as well. Be sure you also check the air in your tires to be sure they have enough air in them and add air as needed. You can check the air using an air pressure gauge. The amount of air pressure your tires should have in them will be on a sticker, usually on the inside of the driver's side door, or it will be in the owner's manual. The tires themselves will also tell you how much air pressure your tires should have in them.

If you aren't performing preventative maintenance on your vehicle, your vehicle may not be on the road for too long. Take your vehicle to your local auto repair shop for necessary vehicle maintenance.


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Knowing the Early Signs of Car Trouble

After my car died and I was stranded on the freeway a few years back, I knew that I had to do what I could to avoid similar issues in the future. I began working hard to identify different issues with my car, so that I could prevent problems. I began working with a mechanic to get help, and he taught me a lot about going through my car and being able to evaluate different things that were problems. It was really interesting to explore the possibilities of different car failures, and before I knew it, I could tell when my car was struggling. Read more about the early signs of car trouble on my blog.