Proper maintenance of your car is extremely important. Most vehicles are designed to last at least 200,000 miles, but they will only reach that if you take care of them. All of the systems of your car require some type of routine maintenance, even if it is only required every 50,000 miles.
It is important to make sure that you maintain your engine, because without it your car is not going anywhere. The engine is often the most expensive part of your car to have replaced or repaired, often costing thousands of dollars. To avoid these costly repairs, it is important to maintain your engine. Here’s how.
Timely Oil Changes
The oil in your car plays a very important role. The motor oil lubricates the moving parts of the engine so that they can move freely. Without the oil, the different parts of the engine can lock up, causing the car to seize and stop functioning. If you don’t change your oil on a regular basis, it will contribute to wear on the engine and your vehicle won’t last as long.
Keep from Overheating
When the engine becomes overheated it can cause significant damage to your engine. It is important to keep your cooling system working efficiently so that the engine doesn’t get too hot and seize up. That means keeping an eye on coolant levels, and you should change out your coolant completely about every 30,000 miles.
Get Regular Tune Ups
If your engine seems to be underperforming, you may need to get a regular tune up. A tune up usually consists of:
- Changing spark plugs
- Replacing the air filter
- Cleaning the engine throttle body
- Cleaning or replacing PCV valves or the fuel injection system
You should get a tune up at about 60,000 miles and every 30,000 miles after that. These systems are all related to your engine’s performance. It is important to maintain all of your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedules.
If you are in need of engine maintenance, contact us today to schedule an appointment.