Auto Maintenance at Crown Transmissions
Are you lost when it comes to owning your own automobile? Do you have a basic idea of what you’re doing, but you’re still looking for tips to help you with basic auto maintenance? Are you interested in keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape, so you can avoid taking it to a repair center for as long as possible? We understand. In fact, we agree with you. That’s why, in this post, we’re going to give you a series of tips that will help you master the concept of auto maintenance. We hope, when you’re finished, you won’t have to see a repair center very often. But we also hope, if you do, you’ll consider giving us a try.
At Crown Transmissions, we pride ourselves in our ability to serve our customers to the best of our knowledge and expertise. Our goal is to help you every step of the way, no matter what your automobile-based need might be. This means we are also committed to providing important vehicle safety information to the public. Let’s get started.
The Auto Maintenance Process
First of all, you should always check your exterior lights often, and replace dim or burnt out bulbs and LEDs. You shouldn’t forget about your tag lights. Police officers see them during the day and during the night, and they’ll give you a ticket if you don’t catch it first. There’s more to the story, of course. If you don’t keep your lights bright and working properly, you put yourself and other drivers at risk. That’s something you want to avoid, at all costs.
Second, you should examine the glass on your vehicle to ensure that there are no scratches, cracks, or chips. Don’t forget about your rearview and sideview mirrors. This is a common mistake that, again, will affect the overall safety of your vehicle and your passengers. Auto repair is about more than a smoothly running vehicle. It’s about comfort and clarity.
Next, check your windshield wipers often, and don’t be afraid to replace them as-needed. You’ll be shocked at the difference between a factory-distributed wiper and a wiper created specifically for harsh weather. Rather than simple rubber, you’ll get wipers that do the job correctly the first time. In the end, it makes your driving experience safer (and more relaxing) – another important aspect of proper auto maintenance.
Finally, make sure that your emergency brake holds for vehicle safety, especially on inclined surfaces. If you feel your vehicle moving forward, you need to look at getting your emergency brake fixed as soon as possible. You can learn more about this process by contacting us here.
In addition to these basic requirements of auto maintenance, you should also ensure that your seatbelts are in working condition. They shouldn’t be worn or frayed. Any belts that have physical damage should be replaced immediately, for the safety of any passengers. You should check the tread on your tired. Anything less than 1/16’’ needs to be replaced, and we highly suggest that you replace the front tires together or the rear tires together – never replace a single tire without replacing its counterpart unless you absolutely have no choice.
Once a month, you should check your engine oil via dipstick. The level should be between the two marks. If needed, get your oil changed. Not replacing your oil when necessary is a huge auto maintenance mistake that you’ll regret when it comes to the overall lifespan of your vehicle.
You should also check your brake, clutch fluids, fan belts, battery, and steering alignment. These are all things that your regular oil changer will do for you – but we can also conduct this maintenance at Crown Transmissions & Automotive Repair Center. After all, that’s our job.
We look forward to teaching you more about auto maintenance soon!