Routine Car Maintenance Can Save You Money
We rely on our vehicles for transportation, safety and convenience. When something isn’t working properly it can hurt our day-to-day routine, as well as our wallet. It is best to consult your vehicle maintenance schedule, but here are a few routine checks that can keep your car running smoothly and save you money in the long run.
- Oil. Regularly changing the oil in your car is one of the easiest things you can do to keep your car running. It is recommended to change the oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
- Tires. Check the tire pressure at least once a month. Have them rotated every 6,000 miles, and check their alignment and balance once a year.
- Brakes. Have a mechanic look at the brake pads and other components once a year.
- Battery. Most car batteries will last approximately three years without requiring maintenance or replacement. It is a good idea to have it looked at when you have your oil changed.
- Engine coolant. Dirty coolant fluids can allow rust particles to build up. Replace engine coolant once a year.