Save Money and Stay Safe
Planning to vacation by car this Winter? Getting the right preventative maintenance before you leave can help prevent roadside delays, as well as increase your gas mileage!
Our service experts recommend checking these systems:
- Oil and Filter – Oil and Filter. Fresh filters help provide better fuel economy, smoother running and optimum power. Oil is your engine’s lifeblood. It is extremely important that the engine oil and filter be changed regularly, and especially before a long trip. Change the oil and oil filter as indicated by the maintenance schedule in the your vehicle’s Warranty and Maintenance Booklet.
- Tires – To extend tire life, keep wear uniform, and help ensure that you don’t get stranded at the roadside, have your car’s tires rotated if they haven’t been within the last 7,500 miles. Any unevenly worn or damaged tires should be replaced. Also, check and adjust your tire pressure according to the tire placard on the inside driver’s door frame for the best fuel economy, ride comfort and handling.
- Cooling system – A properly functioning cooling system is critical to engine operation. It is recommended that the cooling system and hose connections be checked frequently for leaks, damage or looseness.
- Your best bet – Consider taking advantage of the 25-point Vehicle Inspection. A factory-trained technician will perform a thorough, multi-point inspection of your vehicle, paying special attention to safety and maintenance items.
Proper preventative maintenance can help ensure that your vehicle provides safe and trouble-free motoring throughout your travels. Have a safe Winter driving season, and please buckle up.