Your Preventive Maintenance Checklist For 2020

Keeping up with your vehicle’s preventive maintenance schedule is the most important thing you can do to maintain its integrity and keep it running smoothly for years to come. Righter’s Auto Repair wants to help you commit to being dedicated to your vehicle’s maintenance this year with our Preventive Maintenance checklist for 2020.

Oil Changes

Getting your oil changed on a regular basis is the easiest way to keep your engine healthy. If your engine is the heartbeat of your vehicle, engine oil is the lifeblood. Engine oil keeps your engine lubricated, clean, and cool. As oil ages, it breaks down causing it to no longer work as it was designed.

While the general rule of thumb is to get an oil change every 3,000 miles, the schedule changes based on your vehicle and your driving habits. Consult with one of our expert technicians for the oil change schedule that is right for you and your car.

Fluid and Belt Inspection

Engine oil isn’t the only fluid that your vehicle depends on. You should also regularly check the levels of your coolant, transmission fluid, wiper fluid, and power steering fluid. Make sure your mechanic is checking all of your fluids and belts when you go in for service

As for your belts, it is advised that your serpentine and timing belts be changed every 40,000 to 60,000 miles. A quick inspection of your belts for wear and tear will let you know if you need to make the change sooner rather than later.

Check Your Tires

Your tires have a lot riding on them and are subject to a lot of regular wear. That being said, you want to make sure that your tires are wearing evenly. Tread that is too worn down also puts you at risk for a blowout while you are driving. Check your tires and have them rotated and balanced regularly. If the tread is getting low, don’t put it off. Get a replacement before it goes bald.

Inspect Your Battery

Car batteries don’t last forever and nobody wants to find themselves stranded. If you have had your battery for a while, have it tested to make sure it is functioning correctly. It is also a good idea to make sure that your vehicle has a good working set of jumper cables just in case.

Make 2020 the year that you commit to keeping up with your vehicle’s preventive maintenance. Whether it is time for an oil change or you are experiencing an issue with your engine or transmission, call Righter’s Auto Repair for an appointment today.



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