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Besides Oil Changes, What Other Maintenance Do I Need for My Car?

When it comes to keeping your car in good working order, there is much more to it than simply changing the oil. Changing your engine oil frequently prevents engine failure. But the same may be said for a great deal of your car. To avoid expensive breakdowns, it's a good idea to inspect components regularly and replace them before they fail. If you follow up with regular servicing, your car will last for many years to come. Visit our auto repair business immediately if your car needs service!
The following are some of the most frequent car maintenance tasks that should be completed regularly.

Brake Services

Since brakes are important, it stands to reason that many motorists check theirs often to make sure they are in good working order. A number of brake-related components need servicing at varying times. For instance, brake pads typically last for roughly 20,000 miles, whereas rotors may last for as much as 70,000 miles.

Tire Rotation/Balancing

Tires last longer when rotated regularly. The tires have distinct erosion patterns from how the car's weight is distributed as you drive. Tires that have been improperly inflated or aren't properly aligned are significant contributors to tread wear that isn't uniform throughout the tire.
To prevent this kind of premature tire failure, rotating your tires and mounting them in various positions on your car is essential. Manufacturers generally advise tire rotation every 5,000 to 10,000 miles.

Wheel Alignment

The alignment of your car's wheels impacts not only the car's handling but also the longevity of the tires and suspension parts. Driving a car with poor alignment is particularly dangerous since the car may pull to one side or the other or steer wildly with only a slight steering wheel adjustment. Also, uneven and rapid tire wear may result from a moderate alignment issue. Keep your wheels pointed in the proper direction with a yearly wheel alignment.

Windshield Wiper Replacement

A clear vision is important even when the weather outside is less than ideal. Therefore, you can't risk not having clean windows, so make sure your wipers are in excellent shape. Because they are made of rubber, wiper blades degrade with use and weather. Old wiper blades may produce streaks on the windshield, making it difficult to see. They can also scratch the glass.
Every month or so, give your blades a quick spritz with some washer fluid to ensure they're still functioning properly. You should plan on replacing your blades once a year and potentially twice a year, depending on how often you use them.


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