January is fast approaching again, and with the start of a New Year come resolutions to better ourselves. But why stop there? Let’s add one more resolution this year: taking better care of our cars! Your car is an essential tool in your daily life – from work commutes to weekend road trips – so it only makes sense to invest time into making sure it gets the maintenance it needs. Here at HEART Auto Care, we want 2023 to be a safe and reliable year for you and your car, which is why we want to guide you through some recommended yearly car maintenance tasks that will help keep your vehicle running smoothly all year long.
Changing the oil is probably the most well-known type of car maintenance and for good reason. Old, dirty oil can cause your engine to run inefficiently or even damage it. It’s recommended that you change your oil every 3,000 miles or once a year, whichever comes first. You should also check your air filter periodically and replace it when needed. A clogged or dirty air filter can reduce your car’s fuel efficiency, as well as cause other engine issues.
Your vehicle’s brakes should also be checked at least once a year. Brakes are an important safety feature that you don’t want to neglect; worn-out brake pads can be a serious hazard while driving. You should also check your tires regularly to make sure they’re properly inflated and in good condition. Unevenly worn tires may indicate that the alignment or suspension needs to be adjusted, which can cause further damage if left unchecked.
One of the most important things you can do for your car is to keep up with regular maintenance. This means having a mechanic check your vehicle for any issues that may arise, as well as make sure all the systems are running properly. It’s also important to get regular tune-ups and have your fluids changed when necessary.
This year, let’s resolve to take better care of our cars. With a little effort and help from HEART Auto Care, you can ensure that your car will be running smoothly all year long. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive vehicle maintenance services!