Wondering what type of check-ups your car should be having to maintain its top running health? For peak performance of your ride, you should be going well beyond an oil change. Take a look at the list below and learn how (and why) you should be showing your car the TLC it deserves.
1. Oil Changes
Regular oil changes are the simplest way to extend the life of your car and save major headaches and expenses related to breakdowns and repairs. Without a regular oil change, buildup will start to occur in the cooler parts of the engine and lead to carbon deposits coming from the old oil. This will likely lead to an expensive engine cleaning or worn-out piston rings.
On the flip side, adherence to routine oil changes
How do you know when you may need new brakes on your car?
When it comes to your car’s brakes, the last thing you want to do is wait until they completely fail you. Learn 7 signs your brakes are bad in order to avoid a potentially disastrous situation.
Sign #1: Strange brake noises
If your brakes are squealing or making a grinding noise when you are using them, they may need replacement or adjustment. Squealing noises result from wear indicators that come into contact with the brake rotor when your brake pads are worn. Take your car in for service as soon as you start hearing squealing. Otherwise, the squealing will progress into grinding, which means the brakes have ground through the wear indicators and into the rotors. [...]