Car Maintenance

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Car Maintenance

If you love your car as much as most people do, you’ll want to take care of it, but how much do you really know about car maintenance and warning signs? Here are a few basic maintenance and cleaning tips to keep your car in good shape.

Rotating Tires about every 5,000 miles can help even out the wear pattern to make them last longer. Double check with your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle manufacturer suggests performing a tire rotation more often.

Changing your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles can help keep it working efficiently, preventing poor gas mileage and shorter engine life. If you live in an exceptionally dirty or dusty environment, the air filter should be checked every three months.

The right cleaner to wash a car Any made to wash vehicles, because using any cleaner not designed to wash a car is not a good idea. Solutions such as dish-washing soap and laundry detergent can dry out your paint and cause its protective coating to wear off.

Check your tire pressure Tires naturally lose pressure over time, which can make them less efficient. Check your tire pressure each month and make sure they are inflated to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation on the sticker on your door jamb.

Headlights To give you the best view of the road, always change both headlights when one goes out. It may be more difficult to see around all areas of the car if one light is brighter than the other.

Change the oil and oil filter regularly The owner’s manual for your car will specify exactly how often you should do this, but a good rule of thumb is to change them every 3,000 to 4,000 miles. If you change the oil and filter yourself, be sure to dispose of the used oil properly.

Replace the windshield wipers blades periodically If your wiper blades are cracked or torn, or if they begin to streak, it’s time to replace them.

Inspect the engine belts They should never have cracks or missing segments

Taking better care of your car often starts with maintenance. If you properly maintain your car, you can likely get more out of it. A simple Check List can potentially save you a lot of money in the long run.

By |2018-08-20T15:39:03+00:00January 10th, 2015|
Angel Carranco Ibanez
Angel Carranco Ibanez
00:33 04 Jan 18
The service that the staff here at Capital Auto Insurance offers is beyond amazing! The agents are all trained to answer any question I may have in regards to my insurance policy coverages. My entire family is insured through them because they have been able to shop around for us with different companies that they have, so they have been saving us all money in our insurance! They also have Income tax preparation services and they provided a discount to us because we are current clients! Briana, the tax preparer was awesome, she’s knowledgeable and nice! Thank you for all you do I really appreciate it.
Edgar guico
Edgar guico
18:21 16 Apr 18
Great service! Agent Paola helped me out they were the best price around!! I highly recommend!
King Me
King Me
00:07 20 Jan 18
Thanks for helping me out setting up my auto insurance policy! It was quick and cheap! I recommend them. The agent Paola helped me out today.
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alexus martinez
17:09 18 Apr 18
Great service! They were the cheapest insurance based on my age i couldnt find anything cheaper. Thank you!
Henry Muller
Henry Muller
21:49 20 Jul 17
My parents have insurance at this agency for over 5 years now, the service that they offer here exceeds my expectations. I became able to drive a couple of years back and The Agents at Capital Auto Insurance applied all the discounts possible to my parents policy so that the price didn't go out the roof! They took the time to help us complete some steps to become paperless on our document delivery options which gave us extra discounts! Stephanie the manager, is always nice and she's always making sure that the agents are helping the customers with their needs, Paola is the agent that usually helps me, she's awesome! and when we just go to make a payment Yesenia the receptionist is always welcoming clients with a big smile. Thank you guys for all you do!
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