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Car Maintenance Tips

CAR MAINTENANCE - Regular maintenance is critical to ensure the safety, reliability, drivability, comfort, and longevity of your car.

Common Maintenance

  • Car wash
  • Check/replace the engine oil
  • Check/refill windshield washer fluid
  • Inspect tires for pressure and wear
  • Tire balancing
  • Tire rotation
  • Wheel alignment
  • Inspect/replace brake pads
  • Check transmission fluid
  • Check engine coolant
  • Check all lights
  • Check if rubber boots are cracked and need replacement
  • Test electronics
  • Read fault codes from the engine control unit



  • Always lock your vehicle.
  • Try not to leave valuables in your vehicle. If you find it necessary to leave valuables in your vehicle, lock all valuables in the glove compartment and/or trunk.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Carry your car keys when approaching your vehicle so you can enter quickly.
  • Always check underneath your car upon approach and in the rear seat for intruders before entering your automobile.

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