Quick tips are the best. They are easy, inexpensive, and save you money. Here are 3 proactive tips for good vehicle maintenance.

Know Your Owner’s Manual

This first tip is the most important piece of information anyone can provide. Anything you want to know about your vehicle is in your manual. People generally never crack open this helpful little book unless something is going awry. Your car maintenance is a lot cheaper when it is proactive than reactive. There is great information found between the pages of a car manual that is specific to your vehicle’s model and make. Such information usually includes when to change your oil, optimal tire pressure, and what grade of gas will make your car run smoothly.

Use the Internet

We live in the age of information. Find knowledgeable and reputable sources on DYI car care. Learn to change your own cabin filter, what the engine codes mean, the best type of tire for your vehicle, and much more. Most auto repair sites have websites where you can contact them with questions you may have regarding your vehicle. Then again, you can go old school and just give them a call. Of course, Southside Auto Repair and Tire are here to answer your questions.

Protect You Investment

The best way to protect your investment is by keeping your vehicle clean. A simple wash and vacuum will help to enhance your car’s value. A clean interior will boost your vehicle’s resale value. However, don’t forget to wash that undercarriage. Road grime, chemicals, salt, and sand can corrode the exhaust system under your vehicle leading to costly repairs.

So, there you have it. These were 3 quick proactive tips for good vehicle maintenance. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your periodic maintenance check, give us a call. We are always happy to hear from our readers. As always,

Safe Travels!

Southside Auto Repair

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