Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Hearts and flowers are everywhere you look as you prepare to celebrate the day with your special someone. Most of us feel a special connection to our cars, as well. And, if you really think about it, the engine is like the heart of your car. It is what drives everything and allows you to get to your destination.
Show Your Vehicle Some Love
This Valentine's Day, it's time to show your car's engine a little love. Keep it healthy with the necessary maintenance and consider getting repairs taken care of if something is wrong with your vehicle—engine or otherwise.
A healthy engine always starts with clean oil running through the system. Motor oil provides vital lubrication and cooling properties. The more you drive, the more your oil starts to degrade. It can lose viscosity, become dirty/contaminated or simply get low. It's important to get your engine oil and oil filter changed as often as recommended for your vehicle. Whether that's every 3,000, 5,000 or 10,000 miles, follow the ideal service schedule based on your car's age, make and model. You don't necessarily need to wait for the service light to come on. Schedule your oil changes regularly and be consistent about it. This is one of the best ways to keep your engine happy!
If you have engine damage or performance issues, don't wait too long to take care of repairs. One minor problem could gradually develop into a much bigger concern that will be more expensive to repair. Any time you notice anything unusual with your car, get it looked at by an automotive expert. Address the problem and avoid major vehicle failures as much as you can.
Other Automotive Maintenance & Repairs
The engine may be the heart and soul of your car, but it's not the only thing that needs some love and attention. Other systems can also impact the health of your engine and the performance of your vehicle, in general. The transmission, cooling system, exhaust/emissions system, fuel system, battery, ignition system, spark plugs, etc. are all critical components that require regular maintenance. Again, pay attention to any problems your vehicle might have and get repairs taken care of as soon as possible.
If you are in the Northern Delaware area, Fox Run Auto is here to help. We can provide professional vehicle inspection, maintenance and repairs—including engine services. Call us today at (302) 597-9205 or schedule your service appointment online.