Valentine’s Day is an occasion to show the important people in our lives just how much we love and appreciate them. It’s a time to reflect on the good times we’ve shared together, and smile as we think about all the ones still to come. However, if we only chose this one special day to show our appreciation, our loved ones might start to feel neglected or taken for granted. That’s why we find ways all throughout the year to display our appreciation, and much like relationships, our vehicles need this same sort of reassurance so that it’s able to meet our demands and those of our loved ones.
So how about giving your vehicle a little extra TLC this Valentine's Day! Giving your vehicle that extra attention, and making sure all routine maintenance is done will help to keep your car running smoother, longer. And just so you don’t have to think about what to get your vehicle too, we’ve put together a few ideas for you. After all, don’t you think your vehicle does a lot for you too?
Getting regular oil changes is the absolute easiest thing you can do to extend the life of your car and save yourself from the inconvenience of breakdowns and repairs. Be sure to check your vehicle’s manual to see what the recommended mileage is. A good rule of thumb is about every 5,000 miles, and keeping up with this will significantly increase the life of your vehicle.
We all dread putting new tires on our vehicle because they cost so much, right? One way to extend the usage of your tires is to make sure they are rotated and balanced. It’s important to keep your tires properly inflated as well, which will help to keep them from wearing too fast, and give you better gas mileage.
When it comes to the battery in your vehicle, it is important to have it checked annually. However, repair shops such as ourselves will test the battery as part of a courtesy check whenever you come in for a service. It’s important to have a clean connection and fully charged battery to ensure that your vehicle doesn’t end up stalling or to prevent the check engine light from coming on if the charging system is not functioning properly.
Brake System Check
Checking your brake pads and rotors is another key part of making sure your vehicle is working properly; after all it’s one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. Periodically you will need to replace your brakes and/or rotors, so knowing the warning signs that they need maintenance is vital to keeping you and those around you safe on the road. Other factors that contribute to the wear of your brake system include driving habits, vehicle type and quality of the brake lining material, and operating conditions. Be sure to have your brakes checked annually, unless any signs of failure are present then have your technician check them immediately.
These are just a few ways to show your car your appreciation, and make sure that it continues to get you where you need to be in a safe and efficient manner. At Quality Plus Automotive, our mission is your safety, which means anytime you come in for a service we will perform a 22-point safety inspection on the entire vehicle to let you know if there are any issues that need to be addressed. No matter what service your vehicle needs, you can be confident that our team will handle your job with care and efficiency. Contact us today to schedule your service.
If you know a vehicle that's in need of a little TLC, please share this post with its owner! Their vehicle will be glad you did. :)