Owning a vehicle is a big investment, especially because cars require regular maintenance and inspections in order to operate at their best. We know that maintenance can be overwhelming, especially when trying to keep track of what your vehicle needs by referencing the owner's manual. However, knowing what the most important components are and understanding what to inspect regularly can go a long way in terms of ensuring your vehicle lasts throughout the years.
In addition to making sure that your vehicle runs smoothly, good maintenance can also help keep you safe on the road. Mechanical issues account for many accidents while on the road, and your safety should always be a number one priority.
Here are 10 items in which we believe are the most important to inspect on a regular basis when it comes to your vehicle:
- Engine oil - never miss an oil change and check your dipstick regularly
- Tire pressure - driving with low tire pressure can decrease fuel efficiency and put you at risk for tire blowouts
- Brake pads - brake pads should have the correct thickness at all times
- Power steering fluid - ensures proper steering
- Wheel alignment - driving with bad alignment can wear down your tires excessively and unevenly
- Antifreeze/coolant - necessary to keep your engine from overheating
- Tire tread - driving with worn tires can greatly reduce friction and put you at risk on the road
- Air filter - a clogged air filter can reduce fuel efficiency
- Transmission fluid - transmission fluid is super important to a properly working transmission
- Lights - all exterior lights need to be working well so others can see you visibly on the road
These are just some of the most important items to inspect regularly, but here at Broad Stroke we can ensure that your vehicle always works at its best. If you are due for a vehicle inspection, bring your car into our shop and we will take care of you. We will also remind you of when upcoming inspections are due so that you never miss an important milestone. Give us a call or stop by today!