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Gobble Up Some Car Maintenance Savings

Although you may be busy getting ready for another holiday season, don't let car care take a back seat. Doing a few preventative maintenance tasks now can help you avoid expensive repairs later and help you maintain your vehicle's resale value.

If you're like most Americans, you're busier than ever this time of year and may find yourself putting off vehicle maintenance. It's important to remember that routine auto care means big savings by improving fuel economy, extending vehicle life and reducing the chance of costly car trouble.

We suggest a quick vehicle check to help avoid the unplanned expense of a breakdown when traveling by car this holiday season.

Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.

Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering and brake and transmission, as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

Check the hoses and belts that can become cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or show signs of excessive wear. These are critical to the proper functioning of the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering and the cooling system.

Check lighting to identify any problems with exterior and interior lighting, as the chance of an accident increases if you can't see or be seen.

Check wipers. Wiper blades should be replaced every six months. Make sure the windshield wipers are working properly and keep the reservoir filled with solvent.

Have a question or need to schedule a service appointment? Please give us a call at (314) 965-5100 or to schedule a service appointment online, please click here.



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