Maintenance Costs Are Worth It!
If you live in the Selma, Texas, area, you already know that we live in a great place. You also know that we put a lot of miles on our cars. As a suburb of San Antonio, we’re constantly crossing the city to get to work, visit family, or have some fun. Most of us do a lot of daily driving around Bexar, Comal, and Guadalupe counties. We can save ourselves a lot of time, money, and trouble in the long term if we take care of preventive maintenance issues for our cars in the short term. It’s easy to do if you rely on Selma Automotive & Transmission Repair to assist you with keeping your vehicle healthy.
“An Ounce of Prevention…”
Most have heard the adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That’s certainly true for your automobile. But exactly what should you be doing to keep your car at its best?
One of the most important preventive measures is to regularly check and change your oil. If your vehicle does not have enough oil, certainly, you need to add more. However, adding alone is not a long-term solution. It is important to change the oil periodically to keep it from losing its essential properties (ability to lubricate metal parts and absorb heat) or allowing engine sludge to form.
Fluids are another critical point of service. This includes antifreeze/coolant levels as well as power steering and brake fluid. Each type of fluid plays a vital role in your car’s ability to function properly and safely.
Also, be sure to check tire air pressure and tread periodically to ensure that tires are inflated at the proper PSI and have enough tread to produce adequate traction. Less frequently, your car’s tires need to be rotated and balanced, and the wheel alignment should be checked. Air filters (engine and passenger cabin) sometimes need replacing, too.
”A Pound of Cure”
Although time and expenses are involved in performing these preventive maintenance services, it is ultimately much less expensive to maintain your vehicle than to make the major repairs that result from lack of upkeep. Further, major repairs cause a lot more aggravation and time lost while you deal with automotive issues. The best way to extend the life of your investment is to take good care of your vehicle (like vitamins for your body), and the easiest way to ensure proper maintenance is to visit Selma Automotive & Transmission Repair in Selma, Texas.