The one true way to keep a healthy vehicle is by implementing a preventative maintenance plan with a Lawrence Mechanic. Though it may not seem like much has happened after taking your vehicle in for a check-up, the truth is the minor maintenance that is done keeps your vehicle’s performance levels up. Here are a few things that your ASE-Certified Lawrence Mechanic does every time you bring your vehicle in for preventative maintenance:
Hoses and Belts: Your vehicle’s hoses connect engine parts that don’t necessarily move in relation to another, and are very flexible for that reason. But like any rubber component, these belts will wear out over time and often become cracked. Give your belts a quick tug to check the tension—there should be little leeway. If they are loose, alert your ASE-Certified Lawrence Mechanic next time your car has a preventative maintenance check.
Fluid Levels: Most vehicles have reservoirs or dipsticks that indicated the proper level of fluid in your car’s systems. A Lawrence Mechanic will top off all of these fluids and advise you as to which ones should be flushed, and when.
Tire Inflation and Wear: Increase your safety and fuel economy by keeping your tires properly inflated. Too much or too little air can decrease traction and safety while turning. Check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure.
Lights and Indicators: A good preventative maintenance plan will include checking your lights and indicators. Light bulbs don’t last forever, and chances are you’ve had a few burn out in the last few months. Checking your brake lights and blinkers is fairly easy with the help of a friend.
When taking your car in for a preventative maintenance check-up, be sure the Lawrence Mechanicyou choose is ASE-Certified. This means the Lawrence Mechanic you choose is exceedingly educated in the field of auto repair. ASE-Certified mechanics are also re-certified every five years to ensure they are up-to-date on all the latest in car repair skills.
Bryan Harris is the owner of Harris Auto Repair and strives to keep his customers informed and provide the best advice in car maintenance and repair!