car maintenance

Everyone knows how essential it is to put gas in your car. Many people even wash their car every once in a while. What is often overlooked by people is car maintenance. Keeping your car well maintained and in good working condition is very important to keep your vehicle safe. Car maintenance will also extend the life of your car and will even save you money. By having your car maintained on a regular basis, you can make sure that nothing is wrong with your car, which can prevent the need for major repairs.

Regular oil changes are necessary to keep your car running well. Oil is what keeps your engine running. When oil is old, debris and metal particles can build up in your oil and will make it ineffective. Old oil also tends to be thinner, and this will not lubricate the engine very effectively. This can be disastrous for your engine; it may even cause your engine to need to be replaced. Every car is different with the recommendation on when to have the oil changed.  You should look in your owner’s manual, and it should tell you when to change the oil for your make and model.  

The air filter in your car needs to be replaced just like your furnace filter. This is because air filters get clogged with dirt, dust, and other debris. This makes it hard for air to get to your engine.  A clogged air filter will lower your car’s performance.  You will lose horsepower and your gas mileage will be lowered.  It can even cause your engine to stall or even break.

Having your brake pads checked is also an important component of car maintenance.  If you notice that your brake pads squeak or grind, you should have them looked at.  You don’t want to be driving down the road and have your brakes go out.

If you are looking for someone you can trust to do car maintenance, call us today at Highway Tire Auto & Lube. We will make sure to show your car the love it needs.  We are a family owned and operated business and we know your time is important to you.  That is why we will do everything we can to get your car fixed up quickly and efficiently.