Necessary Preventative Maintenance for Your Vehicle from Auto Detailing Experts

While the auto detailing experts in Kalamazoo at Clean Getaway are not mechanics, we truly do care about your vehicle and want to see you get as much life out of it as you can. In this post, we will look at four types of preventative maintenance you should perform yearly, or in some cases, more often.

Oil change

It should be no surprise that oil change made the list of necessary preventative maintenance for your vehicle. If you do not get your oil changed often enough it can cause serious damage to your engine, even to the point of disrepair. While it’s recommended that your oil get changed every 3,000 miles in most cases, you may find that you can go longer. A good rule of thumb is to check your oil every time you fill up your tank. If the oil is muddy, thick, or too low on the stick, it’s probably time for an oil change.

Battery test

There is almost nothing worse than getting stranded with a dead battery! Extreme heat and cold can make this more likely, so it’s important to get your battery checked during the hottest and coldest times of the year.

Wheel alignment

Having your wheels aligned at regular intervals not only helps lengthen the life of your tires but will also help with the life of your cars steering and suspension systems. Besides having your wheels aligned, you should also have your tires rotated at the intervals recommended by your tire manufacturer.

Timing belt inspection

If your timing belt fails, you’re in a lot of trouble. A failed timing belt causes crucial components of your engine to grind together and can often result in the need for a new engine all together.