What Maintenance Items Do I Need For My Car Besides Oil Changes?

Vehicle maintenance goes far beyond just oil changes! Just as with engine oil, other significant parts of your vehicle can deteriorate without maintenance. Just to mention a few other parts that require maintenance:

  • Brake Fluid
  • Tire Maintenance
  • Windshield Wiper Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid

Brake Fluid

A car with malfunctioning brakes is a dangerous one, this is why it is very important to have regular brake maintenance. There are a couple of warning signs that can tell you when there is a need for brake fluid replacement. These signs include:

  • Soft brake pads
  • ABS dashboard light
  • Weak braking action
  • Weird brake noises and smells

Tire Maintenance

Proper tire maintenance involves checking many aspects of tires such as that they are, firstly, the proper tire for your vehicle, they are inflated, they are wearing properly and that they are not too old. Tires are a very significant part of a vehicle, they are the only contact the vehicle has with the road. So, tire maintenance is a crucial part of vehicle maintenance.

Windshield Wiper Replacement

Windshield wipers need to be replaced at least once a year or as needed. It is also recommended that you change your windshield wipers during winter. Winter wiper blades are the best for the Winter season.

Transmission Fluid

The health of your vehicle's transmission affects your vehicle's life span. So, it is quite significant to change your transmission fluid when the need arises. But how do you know when to change transmission fluid?
Firstly, know your car's recommended service intervals, following this regardless of whether your vehicle looks good or not can help you prevent future problems. Secondly, know your vehicle and notice any slight and alarming changes. Remember, transmission fluid should never burn off !!! If you notice any red fluid leaking from your vehicle, check your vehicle's transmission fluid.

So, every part of your vehicle whether big or small needs maintenance. Without regular maintenance these minor things can become major. You need a reputable mechanic to provide services such as break services, tire rotation, wheel alignment, fluid top offs and so much more. So, if you need vehicle maintenance, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Advanced Auto Care Center Florida today!

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