Protect Your Investment With These Tips From Okotoks Honda!
October 26 2018,
One of the biggest things you want from a new car is reliability. Most people are surprised to learn that automotive reliability can be improved by some simple maintenance steps. There are important aspects of your vehicle that you need to check often to protect your investment.
It’s recommended to top off, change, or flush these fluids as needed to make sure the cars important systems continue to function properly:
- Engine oil
- Transmission Fluid
- Brake Fluid
- Clutch fluid (manual transmission cars only)
- Differential Fluid
- Power steering Fluid
To make sure no debris gets into your engine, fuel system, or cabin, filters need to be checked yearly—more often if you frequently drive in dusty or dirty environments:
- Air Filter
- Oil Filter
- Fuel Filter
- Carbon Canister Filter
- Cabin Air Filter
Worn-out timing and drive belts can break, damaging your engine and possibly leaving you stranded. Visually inspecting them is a simple step you can take to make sure that they aren’t damaged and will keep you on the road longer. Keep in mind that Timing Belts should be changes every 100,000 Kilometers.
Check for visible corrosion and have your voltage checked to make sure your car will have no problem starting, every time. This is especially important in times of extreme temperatures like deep winter or summer.
Checking tire tread and wear is important. Maintaining a good alignment and rotating your tires every 5,000 miles will help them last longer, saving you money on expensive tire replacements.
Lights and windshield wipers need to be cleaned and inspected as well. Making sure they are in proper order is a matter of road safety for you and everyone else on the road.
- Windshield Wipers
- Headlights and tail lights
- Turn signal lights
Your vehicle is one of the most expensive purchases you’ll make in your life, and just like a home, it requires upkeep to protect that investment. The Okotoks Honda Service Department is here to keep you and your maintenance on track. Call us today or schedule your services online to make sure you get hundreds of thousands of miles out of your vehicle.
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