Two months left in the year, can you believe it? With the holidays quickly approaching, we want your vehicle to ready for any road trip. Preventative maintenance is important to allow your vehicle a smooth transition from season to season. What does preventative maintenance consist of? Let us tell you!
An oil change should take place every 3,000 – 5,000 miles. If you plan on taking multiple trips, make sure your oil isn’t low. This can cause major engine failure if not properly taken care of.
Notice your headlights dimming? Replace them before burnout! Time change has taken place and daylight is getting shorter in the evening. It’s best to change headlights out in pairs. Upgrade when you have the chance. Better headlights can allow better vision down the road. Check out more information on better headlights here.
Have your headlights been restored recently? Restoration can get rid of the cloudiness and make it difficult to see while driving in the dark. A good restoration can allow up to three times lighter to shine on the road. Looking for recommendations? Contact Automotive Cosmetics today!
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Tire pressure changes frequently with weather change. For each month that passes, you lose 1 psi and for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit in ambient temperature you lose of gain 1 psi. The air pressure inside of your tires support your vehicle and if the weigh fluctuates too much, then your vehicle isn’t supported well enough. Check out more tire tips from Tire Rack.
Making sure your fluid levels are topped off. It’s important not to let any fluids run dry. You should check more than just your engine oil. There’s also, transmission fluid, brake fluid, window washer fluid and air conditioning fluid. Aren’t sure how to check all of the different fluids? Let the professionals at Bennett’s Automotive handle that for you.
Once all of your preventative maintenance check list is complete, don’t forget to pack your emergency car kit! The last thing you want while traveling is to end up stuck on the side of the road. It’s always good to be prepared for worst case scenario. What should you pack in your winter emergency kit? We have a few items to share with you!
- Hats, gloves, scarves, blankets
- Snow brush and ice scraper
- Flashlight with battery
- Cat litter to help with traction
- Windshield washer fluid
- Paper towels
- Small snow shovel
Don’t forget things like snacks and water bottles to hold you over. Keep your phone charged in case you have to call for a tow truck or TDOT. Matches are a good thing to keep in your kit as well. Most importantly, remember a first aid kit and jumper cables.
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for your auto repair needs (615)459-5881. We would love to make sure that your preventative maintenance is taken care of and get you back on the road in no time! Now that you are up to speed on your maintenance needs, you are holiday ready! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from Bennett’s Automotive.