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The Importance of Routine Car Maintenance

 

Routine car maintenance keeps your automobile driving more efficiently and it can also help you avoid expensive auto repair costs down the line. Neglecting certain parts of your vehicle can lead to dangerous accidents down the line so it’s important to stay on top of keeping your car healthy!

 

To avoid costly breakdowns, make sure the following are in tip-top shape.

 

Air filters

As they age, air filters can restrict flow. How often you change them depends on how dirty the air is. When an air filter becomes dirty, it's harder for air to get to the engine and this will affect its performance. This could lead to many problems. Signs of a dirty filter often includes a noticeable decrease in gas mileage and ignition problems due to faulty spark plugs.

 

Tire check

Your automobile is being carried by your tires so they play a significant role in allowing your vehicle to perform. Regular tire checks are advised because a flat or under-inflated tire isn’t safe. An auto mechanic will check alignment and balance issues and see if there is wear and tear.

 

Brake failure

It’s crucial not to neglect the condition of your car’s brakes. Modern cars have more safety issues but it’s still important that these vehicles have regular maintenance to prevent problems on the road. There are many safety features in more modern cars but they should still undergo regular maintenance checks to avoid brake failure. Problems like overheating are not uncommon in older automobiles that have drum braking systems.

 

Suspension and steering

Your car is able to maneuver easily because of the suspension and steering. Suspension and steering allow your car’s tires to have the right contact with the road. Your vehicle’s owner guide or your auto mechanics can advise how often you have your suspension and steering checked.  

 

Oil changes and other fluids

There are a number of fluids that help your vehicle to run optimally. Most people know it’s important to do regular oil changes. However, don’t neglect other fluids like coolant, wiper fluid and antifreeze.

The team at European Auto Works wants you to be driving safely and without any unwanted issues that could be avoided by having regular car maintenance. To schedule an appointment to change your tires for cold or hot weather, call us at 408-737-2200. We are located at 629 N Mathilda Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085.