Keeping your car up and running for years to come is as easy as taking care of preventative maintenance. While it may sound intimidating, especially to new drivers, preventative maintenance is fairly straightforward. Here are a few tips from us here at Bill Crispin Chevrolet that will give you the gist of preventative car maintenance.
- Check the oil – Checking the oil every weekend or two is a main part of preventative maintenance. Doing so will tell you whether you need an oil change and if you’re losing oil. Remove the dipstick, wipe it off, reinsert it, and then pull it out again. If the oil level lands between the two lines at the end, then you’re good to go! If it doesn’t, add more oil and schedule an oil change.
- Check the cabin air filter – Most vehicles have an easily accessible cabin air filter. While it isn’t absolutely pertinent to keep your car running, it does help airflow, making for a pleasant ride. Consult your owner’s manual for the location of the filter and instructions on how to replace it in your vehicle. Doing so takes little time and saves money!
- Consult the owner’s manual – A great way to start off with your new vehicle is to read the owner’s manual. While it may seem boring, it holds everything you need to know about your vehicle in its pages. Make sure to mark the recommended service schedule for future reference!