With everything from blizzards to tropical temperatures, your vehicle can experience a multitude of environments and weather related challenges. All of this can wreak havoc with your car’s systems if you don’t maintain it properly. Knowing some car care basics will help to keep your car running optimally. What do the experts at the Westlake Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center recommend to keep your car running without issue? Here are just a few items:
Prioritize oil changes. Regular oil changes do more for your car than just following the manufacturer’s recommendations. In fact, having clean, contaminant free oil in your car can affect your gas mileage and the long term maintenance of your car. Over time, oil becomes contaminated and can lose viscosity which will expose your engine parts to friction and damaging debris. By getting your oil changed every 3000 to 5000 miles, you can save thousands in repairs over the life of your car.
Keep a good charge. When your battery isn’t holding a proper charge, you are opening yourself up to the possibility of being stranded because your car won’t start. This is especially important in cold weather. In general, batteries last approximately three to five years. If you aren’t sure of the condition of your battery, simply bring your car in to the Westlake Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center and our automotive technicians will quickly check your battery.
Tire tread. Blown out tires are extremely dangerous to you and other drivers. If you haven’t had your tires checked in a while, then the tire professionals at the Westlake Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center can determine if you need new tires and make a recommendation for you. Don’t risk driving with bad tires – you can have an accident because of a blowout, slippery road conditions or hydroplaning.
Ensure your ability to see. Inclement weather is just part of the lifestyle in the Westlake area. While we do have a lot of great weather, rain, snow, fog and quick temperature changes can limit your visibility. If you see streaking or freezing ice on your wiper blades, stop in at the Westlake Rad Air and we’ll change out your blades while you wait.
Make yourself visible. While you might be able to see without headlights, other drivers may not be able to see you. Don’t take a chance on getting into an accident because you can’t see or be seen. Car care doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Bring your car into the Westlake Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center and we’ll help you to keep your tires, battery and oil changed on a regular basis.
Car care doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Bring your car into the Westlake Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center and we’ll help you to keep your tires, battery and oil changed on a regular basis. Call or stop in today for a convenient appointment and affordable car care.Schedule Service Here