Show your car some love this Valentine's Day. Loving your car doesn’t just mean you put the pedal to the medal every time you’re behind the wheel. It means taking care of your car so that when you WANT to put the pedal to the medal it responds exactly the way you want it to when you want it to. Or maybe you simply want it to get you from point A to point B every day without having to think about it other than having to fill it up with gas or taking the time to charge the electric battery.
The most important way you can show your car love is to provide it with regular preventative maintenance. It’s a sure-fire way to keeping it running efficiently and maximizing its longevity. Whether or not you plan to keep your car more than the current average of just a few years, no one wants to break down on the side of the road or be saddled with a huge auto repair bill that could have been avoided with a simple oil change or look under the hood.
Regular oil changes keep the viscosity of your oil at maximum levels that can best protect your engine. It also keeps out dirt and debris that can lower efficiency and potentially cause bigger problems. When you have your oil changed, make sure that all your other fluids are being checked out too.
This is also a great time to have your tires rotated and checked for pressure as well as wear and tear. When your tires and wheels are at their best, they help with a smooth ride and they maximize your fuel efficiency.
Check your owner’s manual to get an idea of when your vehicle needs what, but also check with the pros at John’s Automotive Care La Mesa to understand the unique needs of your car based on your location and driving habits. All of that contributes greatly to what your car requires in order to give you the very best love on the roadways.
Don’t forget to show love in some other ways too. It’s certainly to your benefit to have your air filter changed when it needs it to keep down dust and pollen in the cabin as well as keeping dirt and debris away from your engine. Clean the inside of your vehicle to keep it smelling good and to get the most out of the life of your upholstery, dash, console, etc. Wash the exterior on a regular basis to not only get the looks as you drive down the street but to enhance the life of your paint job. Just remember, the more you love your car, the more your car will love you! Let John’s Automotive Care La Mesa partner with you to get the most out of your vehicle!