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Tips to Maintain an Older Car, Part 2

Oil Change in Hendersonville, NC | JiffyLubeofWNC.com

To keep your vehicle in great shape, be sure to bring it into Jiffy Lube of Hendersonville & Brevard for an oil change in Hendersonville, NC. Also, if you notice any unusual sounds, bring in your car to our qualified mechanic as soon as possible. The following tips to maintain an older car are a continuation of our blog on keeping your vehicle in good running condition:

Maintain your wheel bearings.
Wheel bearings ensure the smooth running of the tires. At your next car checkup, make sure to ask for a wheel inspection to see if your bearings are in good working condition. This usually only involves adding some grease to the bearings to get them moving smoothly again.

Change your brake fluid.
Changing your brake fluid helps to keep your brakes free of rust and corrosion.

Keep your exterior clean.
The common recommendation is to wax and wash your car four times per year at a minimum.

Keep the interior out of heavy sunlight.
In warm clients, the vehicle’s interior can fade from continual exposure to the sun. Try to park in the shade as often as possible, especially if you live in a warm climate. Also, use a sun shade to keep your interior fresh and looking new.

Wipe off debris.
In cold climates, salt sticks to the bottom of a vehicle. Make sure you eliminate all of the salt and any other debris before you wash your vehicle; otherwise you may get paint damage.

 

Tips to Maintain an Older Car, Part 1

Car Maintenance in Brevard, NC | JiffyLubeofWNC.com

Most of us rely on our vehicles for a variety of reasons. In general, most vehicle owners are good at keeping their vehicles in good running shape. Every vehicle owner most likely wants to keep his or her vehicle in the best possible shape so they can to avoid repair costs or even a new vehicle replacement. In today’s world, it is easier than ever to keep your vehicle in great shape so that it can run as long as possible. The best way to keep your car healthy is with regular maintenance that includes all of the following:

Change your oil and oil filter often.
Regular oil changes extend the life of your engine. Not changing the oil causes a lot of problems with the engine over time. Make sure you note the date and mileage after each oil change, so you know when your vehicle is due for another one.

 Replace your transmission fluid and differential oil.
Check your vehicle’s manual for the suggested timeframes for changing your transmission fluid and differential oil. Also, add new coolant. Once in a while, it makes sense to flush out your coolant and add fresh coolant. Your car’s manual should suggest the intervals when it’s best to add new coolant.

Rely on Jiffy Lube of Hendersonville & Brevard for regular car maintenance in Brevard, NC. Call (828) 966-9464 for more information.