8 Year-Round Tips for Better Car Care

Eight Year-Round tips for Better Car Care

Everyone knows that owning a car also comes with a level of maintenance, but sometimes the small things get forgotten or aren’t considered a big deal. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you’re driving to work or going on a trip for fall break, you never want to have car trouble.

Subaru is a car that’s built to last for a long time. They drive and perform well, even with advanced mileage. But not taking care of them will mean that they won’t last as long as they should and can mean expensive issues that should have been caught earlier when they would have been less costly. Using a Subaru Certified Service Team like Capital Subaru of Greensboro ensures that we keep your vehicle in tip-top shape like Subaru recommends.

Here are eight simple tips to make sure your car continues to run well and safely for years to come.

Eight Year-Round Tips for Better Car Care

1. Change your oil when it is recommended

Changing your oil when it is recommended will not only improve the lifespan of the engine but will also help it run better in the day to day which will increase gas mileage and save you money.

2. Rotate your tires every 6,000 miles

Not rotating tires properly can cause tires to deteriorate unevenly which can decrease the life of the tire, cause road noise, and create a rough ride for passengers.

3. Make sure your tire pressure is correct

Maintaining the correct tire pressure is important because it can affect the life of the tire negatively. Low tire pressure can also decrease gas mileage and force the engine to work harder which puts more wear and tear on it.

4. Change your wipers every six months

To improve visibility, especially after winter when salt and ice are consistently on the windshield, it is best to replace wipers after six months of use.

5. Don’t wait to fill the gas tank until the last minute

Your gas gauge may not be exactly correct and running out of gas while driving can damage your vehicle and cost more than just a tank of gas. Not letting your gas gauge drop below a quarter tank is a best practice for most drivers.

6. Replace clogged air filters

If your vehicle can not get the proper air flow into the engine, this puts a strain on the vehicle cause it to run inefficiently and can eventually damage the car.

7. Replace bulbs quickly if they go out

Headlights, tail lights, and blinkers are all a matter of safety in a moving vehicle and it’s not only dangerous but illegal to drive without these essentials. It is best to keep at least one spare bulb for each in your glove box or trunk so that no matter where you are, it can be quickly replaced.

8. Replace belts if they are getting worn out.

Belts and chains are the reason your engine drives with precise timing and continues to run. If a belt breaks while driving you could end up stranded on the side of the road or damaging your car and costing yourself quite a bit of money.

Subaru is a long-lasting and well-made car. With proper maintenance and regular inspections, A Subaru will often run as well with many miles as they did when they were relatively new. As with any automobile, your best chance of avoiding costly repairs is to catch any possible mechanical problem early, before it causes strain on other parts of the car.

For any of your Subaru Service needs, come see us at Capital Subaru of Greensboro, near Winston Salem, Summerfield, High Point and serving the Triad area. 801 E Bessemer Ave Greensboro, NC 27405. 

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