All new vehicles have regularly scheduled maintenance schedules from the manufacturer; and to keep you vehicle in excellent condition, you should adhere to these schedules. Even if certain things are not listed in your owner’s manual, you should have them checked in addition to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall will check these things when you bring your vehicle in for service.
It is highly important that you change the oil and filter in your vehicle when recommended. The manufacturer will list a recommended time in mileage or number of months; or it will recommend changing the oil based on the oil life system built into your vehicle. If you don’t change the oil you could do extensive damage to your vehicle’s engine.
Even if the manufacturer doesn’t recommend changing the oil every three months or 3,000 miles, it is a good idea to check the oil at least that soon – if not sooner. If your vehicle develops an oil leak or starts to burn oil you may not realize it until it’s too late unless you check your oil frequently.
One of the things people rarely think about unless they get a flat is their vehicle’s tires. You should check the air pressure at least once per month and you should have the tires rotated at least twice per year. Checking the tires will keep you apprised of the tread wear and it will notify you if you have low air pressure. Some vehicles now come with a tire pressure monitoring system, but that doesn’t mean that you should not manually check tires.
If a tire wears unevenly, that could signify that it’s time for an alignment or show that you have another problem. Depending on the issue, the sooner you get it repaired, the better, especially if the problem is in the suspension or steering and you don’t notice it when you are driving.
Always check your filters every three months, especially if you frequently drive on gravel roads. While the fuel filter can be checked every six months, your vehicle’s air filter and air filtration filters should be checked more frequently. If your vehicle cannot breathe properly, your gas mileage will decrease – and if the filter is really clogged, it could significantly cost you at the pump.
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