Automobile repairs can cause a great deal of stress in your life. While they may be unavoidable at times, there are some simple things you can do to help reduce the likelihood you’ll need them. All it takes is performing some simple maintenance on your vehicle.
A good place to start is with the oil in your vehicle. If you don’t routinely change your oil, it can become contaminated with slivers of metal and this will affect the efficient operation of your vehicle. Even the heat from the engine causes problems for your oil. Over time, the high temperatures will reduce its viscosity and eventually, your oil will become too thin and it will no longer provide your vehicle with proper protection, so parts begin to wear out faster. You need to change your oil every 3 months or every 3,000 miles.
Air filters should also be routinely replaced. When they become clogged with dirt and dust, they are no longer able to help your engine operate properly. In tine, this can reduce your gas mileage and cause your horsepower to go down. These filters should be changed every 5,000 miles.
Keeping up with your brake pads can help you reduce the risk of getting into an accident. Each time you have your oil changed, have them inspect the pads. This is the most effective way to determine if your brakes need to be replaced. Your brakes will also make a squeaking sound when they are getting low and some modern vehicles have warning lights to tell you it is time to change your brakes.
While these simple maintenance tips can help you reduce the need for automobile repairs, there still may come a time when they are necessary. If you do need repairs, call KC Auto Repair Shop at (918) 834-0665 and set up an appointment today.