Tips for Keeping Your Car Dependable

As you cope with the COVID-19 pandemic individually, your usage of your vehicle, as well as your maintenance or auto care steps, may have changed substantially. Some drivers are staying at home as much as possible. As a result, it is easy to assume that regular maintenance is not required. On the other hand, some drivers are staying out of auto service centers because of social distancing recommendations or orders. While you understandably do not want to expose yourself to health risks unnecessarily, you also do not want your car to experience damage related to poor maintenance. These tips will help you to maintain your car or SUV while reducing your exposure to health risks.

Drive Your Car At Least Once a Week

One of the best steps that you can take to care for your car will not increase your risk of exposure. Driving your vehicle weekly for at least 20 consecutive minutes can ward off unnecessary damages related to idleness. For example, when your car or SUV sits in the garage unused for too long, wear on the brakes, tires, hoses, and belts can become problematic. A leisurely drive can minimize related damages.

Check Your Vehicle's Oil Level

Your vehicle's engine requires an ample supply of clean motor oil for lubrication and heat management. Be sure to check your car's engine oil level. If your vehicle needs maintenance, you can schedule an appointment online with our service center.

Check Under the Hood

If you do not regularly look over your vehicle, you should get in the habit of doing so. Regardless of your level of automotive expertise, you may spot signs of developing issues that should be addressed promptly. For example, you could discover that your car's hoses are drying out and cracking. Replacing the hoses now can keep your vehicle out of the repair shop.

While your car may still require professional attention from time to time, these tips can help you to keep your vehicle out of the shop as much as possible. Request personalized assistance from our helpful service associates if you have any questions or concerns.