What Are Your New Year's Automotive Maintenance Resolutions?

Happy New Year from the team at Fox Run Auto! We're looking forward to a great 2018.

Everyone sets their personal New Year's Resolutions. It's time to make the commitment to getting in shape, quitting smoking or contributing more to charities. Whatever your resolutions, we wish you the best in sticking with them. 

One resolution everyone should make is to be more diligent about taking care of their cars. Preventative maintenance is very important and can ultimately save you a lot of money. By performing routine maintenance services on your vehicle, it can help avoid major breakdowns and damage that can be very expensive to repair. Let's look at some of the most common maintenance steps you should be taking regularly.

Oil Changes

Get your oil and oil filter changed every 3,000-5,000 depending on your engine and manufacturer recommendations. Without fresh, clean oil, your engine could seize up and you don't want to know how expensive it can be to replace an engine!

Tire Rotations

Make sure your tire treads have good depth and keep the treads equally worn across all four tires. A routine tire rotation every 5,000-6,000 is recommended. A wheel alignment check is also a good idea to keep your tires in the best shape possible and improve handling on the road.

Brake Inspection

It's a good idea to get your brake pads and rotors inspected at least once or twice a year. Your brakes help keep you safe and you want to make sure they are in good shape at all times.

Transmission Service

Most cars only need transmission service every 30,000 miles or so, but it is very important to change the transmission fluid and filter to keep everything properly lubricated within the transmission. Again, major transmission problems are no joke and can lead to expensive repairs, rebuilds or replacements.

Fluid Checks

We've already mentioned oil and transmission fluid. Also make sure to keep the desired levels and fluid quality maintained for your radiator coolant (antifreeze), brake fluid, power steering fluid and air conditioner coolant (Freon). 

Air Filters

If your engine air filter or cabin air filter are dirty, it will greatly impact the performance of your vehicle. Get them looked at and replaced as needed.

These are just some of the most basic automotive maintenance resolutions you should have heading into 2018 and beyond. For all your automotive repair and maintenance needs, trust the experts at Fox Run Auto in Bear, DE. Call us today at (302) 597-9205 or schedule your next service appointment online.

By the way, one more great New Year's Resolution should be to follow the Fox Run Auto Weekly Blog for helpful repair and maintenance tips and information about special services and discounts available at our shop.


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