We rely on vehicles every day for both pleasure and for business. As such, maintaining your vehicle can make a world of difference in ways you may never expect. Furthermore, your luxury vehicle was an investment. Don’t let a minor hindrance, caused by a lack of maintenance, cost you even more money. These days, drivers spend millions of dollars because they lacked the foresight to perform basic vehicle maintenance. Don’t become yet another statistic. Here are a few car care tips anyone can complete with a little free time.
Check the Tire Pressure
A simple task, and yet so often overlooked; checking the tire pressure can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars per year. Furthermore, a flat tire is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents.
So if your tire pressure is too low or too high, visit a nearby gas station with an air pressure system to handle the problem.
It’s so easy. Believe it or not, topping off your gas tank can save you money in the long-run. If you routinely drive your vehicle until there is almost no gas in the tank, you are harming the fuel pump. Once the fuel pump fails, the engine will not receive any gas. Your car will be dead in the water.
To prevent a burnt-out fuel pump, try not to run your car under a quarter of a tank.
Change the Oil
There is a little sticker in the top corner of your car’s windshield. On it, the last oil change date and next estimated date are listed. Adhere to this schedule. Over time, the oil will break down and dirt will accumulate, hindering the effectiveness of your oil. As the engine uses this dirty oil, it causes trouble.
It’s important to change the oil once every few months for the best results.
For routine maintenance, contact Krause’s Automotive. We specialize in luxury vehicles, including BMW, Audi, and Mercedes Benz. Give us a call at 972-221-8743!