When you own a vehicle, taking proper care of it is important. One of the most important things you can do for the overall efficiency of the vehicle is to have the oil changed when it is recommended. The oil is needed to help lubricate parts of the engine. If there is a lack of oil, parts will start to wear against each other. This can cause unnecessary friction and strain as well. The old and dirty oil can be removed from the vehicle. It will then be replaced with new clean oil. The oil filter is designed to capture dirt and other contaminants that are in the oil. Over time the filter will become clogged. By changing the oil regularly, you can help to ensure the cleanest oil possible is able to lubricate the engine and parts.
Noise under the hood
When driving, make sure to notice any sounds that might come from under the hood. If there is a squealing noise, it could mean that a belt is loose. If a belt snaps, other parts of the engine could be affected. Other noises like a screeching or other sounds could indicate parts are wearing incorrectly. Any noise out of the norm should be inspected as soon as possible. This helps prevents issues from happening to other parts under the hood like the engine. If the dashboard warning lights come on, you should bring it in.
You will also want to make sure that your vehicle is brought in on a regular basis for maintenance inspections. By doing this, you can make sure that the parts are working at top performance and efficiently with one another. Ignoring an issue for your vehicle may mean that further wear and tear happens to it, as well as damage to the parts. If you are not sure how often to have the vehicle inspected, you can contact us and we can advise you on the right schedule.