Regular maintenance is critical for your vehicle. It will extend the life of your vehicle so you will have less of a chance of a break down. The first thing you should do is get regular oil changes. Older cars need the oil changed every 5,000 miles. You should also have the tires rotated every time the oil and filter is changed. This will keep the tires wearing evenly. Newer cars can go 7500 miles between oil changes. You should get the oil and filter changed once a year even if you don’t drive very often. This will prevent moisture from accumulating in the engine and potentially causing damage. Most people think fluids in your vehicle don’t need changed unless it smells strange or get a dark color to it. Fluids should be changed before they become a problem. Fluid breakdown can cause a component in your vehicle to fail. For instance coolant if left alone until it turns brown and rusty will cause the internal gaskets to fail like head gaskets. It can also cause the water pump to fail because the lubricants in the coolant break down over time and the seals can fail. There are many other fluids that need changed in your vehicle and other things done like regular wheel alignments and tire balances. We recommend and use BG products at Kaufman’s Auto Repairs. You can click here to find more information about the company and why they are the industry leader, bgprod.com
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