Tips to Tune Up Your Vehicle

Tips to Tune Up Your Vehicle

Add these car maintenance items to your tune up checklist.  

Every so often, your vehicle needs a bit of TLC. Car maintenance isn’t very glamorous at the best of times, but it is essential. Tuning up your vehicle is a great way to improve your car’s performance and save money in the long run. Here is a quick list of things you should regularly check on to keep your car in top running condition.

Check your oil

Maintaining proper level of oil is important to your engine’s performance. Check your oil at least once a month to be sure that there is a sufficient amount and that it isn’t contaminated. If your oil gets dirty or smells strongly of gasoline, it should be changed.

Top up other fluids

Check the other fluids in the vehicle, including transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, coolant, and windshield washer fluid.

Top up the tires

If your tires are at the wrong pressure, you could be losing valuable mileage. Check your tire pressure monthly. The recommended tire pressure will be in your owner’s manual or on the inside of the driver’s side door. Ideally, test the tire pressure when the tires are cold.

Test the lights

Make sure that all of your interior and exterior lights are working correctly. Have a friend check that your turn signal, brake lights, and headlights are all in good working condition, replacing the bulbs if necessary.

Pump the brakes

While driving slowly in an empty parking lot with no one behind you, pump your brakes hard and see how they react. If they are slow to react or if you hear screeching, you likely need to have your brakes serviced.

Take the time to perform these simple car maintenance checks. While you’re at it, contact your trusted insurer at Lloyd S. Berkett Insurance Agency. We can help you find reliable auto insurance coverage so that you have peace of mind you and your vehicle are protected throughout the year.

Lloyd Berkett Insurance

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Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA 90064

(310) 857-5757
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