A car is a big investment, so you want to make sure it lasts a long time in great condition. Performing a few routine car maintenance checks will help you get the most out of your car’s performance.
Increase your car’s performance by making these simple changes:
This is by far the easiest and cheapest (it’s free!) way to improve your vehicles performance – just remove your extra junk. For many people, our car becomes the holding ground for a lot of unnecessary items. Maybe you’re still carrying around a few boxes from your last move, or you keep your golf clubs in the trunk. Just remember, the more extra weight you carry around, the lower your mileage will drop.
Get Regular Oil Changes
They recommend getting an oil change every 5,000 miles, but many drivers push it off as long as possible. Sticking to a regular oil change schedule will help your engine run at it’s top performance. To really get the most out of your oil change, read your vehicle’s owner’s manual to see what type of oil is recommended for your model.
Keep Your Tires Inflated
Driving around on deflated tires is a guaranteed way to lower your cars mileage. It’s important to check your tire pressure regularly because it can be hard to judge with the naked eye. If your tires are worn out, consider upgrading them with a new set – tires make a huge difference to your car’s overall performance.
Replace Your Air Filter
The air filter is an often forgotten about, but very important component, to your vehicle’s performance. Read your owner’s manual to find the recommended service intervals for your air filter, but keep in mind that your driving conditions (how often and where you drive) can affect this number. Typically it is recommended that you replace the air filter every 12,000 miles.
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