Car Maintenance Tips: Part II

Schedule A Tune-Up

A professional tune-up can help the engine deliver the best balance of power and fuel economy and produce the lowest level of emissions.

Check The Car’s Heating, Ventilating, And Air Conditioning

Check the car’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to be sure that the heating and cooling system are functioning correctly. Be sure that all of the HVAC systems are working correctly for safety reasons, such as defrosting or defogging.

Inspect The Steering And Suspension System

Have your steering and suspension system checked annually by a professional. Make sure that the shock absorbers, struts, and chassis parts, such as ball joints, tie rod ends, and other related components, are checked.

Check The Pressure Of All Tires

You can easily check the tread for uneven or irregular wear, as well as damage to the tire along the sidewalls. Have your car’s alignment checked at least annually to reduce tire wear and improve fuel economy and handling. Be sure to check the pressure of all tires, including the spare, at least once a month.

Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

Windshield wiper blades should be checked every six months and replaced when cracked, cut, torn, streaking, or chattering for optimum wiping performance and safety.