1. A/C Check-Up – A/C checkups help maintain proper Freon and oil levels, to minimize wear of the compressor.
2. Coolant Flushes – Corrosion inhibitors in the coolant mixture degrade over time and need replenishment. The proper coolant mixture helps raise the boiling point of the system during the warmer months, to help keep the system from overheating.
3. Oil Change and Filter – One of the most important things you can do to keep your car running properly, is changing the oil every 5,000 miles. Check your oil levels frequently; make sure the dipstick reads right below the “full” line. It’s important to use higher quality oil and a higher quality filter to keep from causing damages that are hard to find.
4. Tires – Tires need frequent inspection; aside from checking the tire pressure, tire treads need to be inspected as well; in order to check the function of the suspension components and alignment. Check the sidewalls for bubbles and cracking, to prevent blowouts.
5. Wipers and Wiper Fluid – Inspect your windshield wipers monthly. Click your windshield wiper fluid button and turn your wipers on. As they run, look for spots that do not clear on your windshield, this is an indication of the wipers going bad.
6. Battery – The battery is a very important component in your car. When a battery is serviced, the corrosion is cleaned from the cables, the resting voltage is checked, and the battery function is tested to assure the proper amount of current is present in order to start the car.
7. Fluid Levels – Top off your fluids to keep your vehicle operating properly. Every time you do an oil change, do a visual check of all of the fluid levels.
8. Shocks – You would be amazed how nice your car rides after replacing your shocks. They go bad so slowly you don’t notice it until you replace them. New shocks can handle Oklahoma roads much better.
9. Check Engine Light – If your car is running fine and nothing seems off or different you can probably safely bring your car in at the next averrable time it’s convent. However, if the car is acting different, you should immediately bring the car in to avoid engine damage.
10. Transmission Fluid – Over time the fluid degrades from heat and particles form thus causing valves to stick. The result is poor shifting, possible jerking, and bucking. New fluid can often time greatly improve shifting quality making the car feel like a new ride.