Regular car maintenance is essential for avoiding future car trouble and keeping you safe on the road.
Check your car's manual for a time-line for suggested maintenance (e.g. oil change, tire rotation, fan belts).
Get a complete car check-up at least once a year - check out your tires, oil, fluids, alignment, suspension, brakes, etc.
Monitor your safety devices, which are essential to accident prevention:
- Brakes/brake fluid
- Lights: Hazard lights, headlights, tail lights, turn indicators
- Windows (replace cracks)
- Windshield/windshield wipers
If you notice any strange smells, smoke or sounds, get your car checked out by a professional.
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Hire a professional BEFORE car trouble starts. Read our articles - Finding a Car Mechanic and What Auto Technicians Do – for top tips on hiring and choosing the best mechanic for your car.