How can I keep my car in good repair?

Are there any tips or suggestions for keeping your vehicle in good repair? Should I be following a specific maintenance schedule?

Answer
“To keep your vehicle in good condition, you want to follow a regular maintenance schedule. You’ll want to have the proper car insurance to protect it from damage.
Most cars have a recommended maintenance schedule, which can be found in the owner’s manual. If you purchased your vehicle from a dealership, they often keep track of maintenance as well.
Auto shops remind you when oil changes are due and many states now require yearly inspections. You can also enroll in a roadside assistance program, like AAA, which will provide you with additional protection.
In general, some things you can do to keep your car in good repair are:
  • Check fluids and oil regularly
  • Yearly checkups and tune-ups if no other issues arise
  • Check tires for damage or wear
  • Change windshield wipers and lights as needed
  • Change your engine air filter as needed
You’ll also want to be sure that you address any issues with your vehicle as soon as possible. If you hear a strange noise or notice your car is running differently, you’ll want to take it to a mechanic as soon as you can. If you leave issues too long, you run the risk of further damaging your vehicle.
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Sep 10, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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