Here at NonStop Towing we pull up on the side of the road to help our customers for all sorts of different reasons. Sometimes the reason that you need your car towed is out of your control. Other times it is your fault. One way that you can prevent being on the side of the road is by properly maintaining your car.
Changing Oil & Filter Regularly
When you mention car maintenance the first thing that most people think of is oil changes. Your car needs oil to run smoothly. If your engine does not have enough oil in it your car will start to have problems. If the oil gets low enough your entire engine could seize. You should have your oil changed every 3,000-5,000 miles to help your engine perform at its best. Another integral part of your car maintenance is ensuring that your air filter is nice and clean. A clean air filter helps your engine work properly. If your air filter is dirty your car will go through more gas when you are driving. When you have your oil changed most of the time they will check your air filter for you and change it for you if necessary.
Check Transmission & Other Car Fluids
Next up on car maintenance is checking all of the fluids in your car. In addition to oil, your car has transmission fluid, brake fluid, and engine coolant. If any of these fluids are low your engine will overheat. When your engine overheats it can cause a large variety of issues. If you notice that your fluids are low you just need to add fluids where necessary.
Check Tire Pressure
Last up on basic car maintenance is your tire pressure. Your tires are clearly an integral part of your car. You need to make sure that your tires have the correct amount of air in them. If your tires do not have the correct amount of air pressure in them you could end up with a blowout. Every vehicle requires a different level of tire pressure. Check your vehicle handbook to find out what your tire pressure should be at.
Benefits of Vehicle Preventive Maintenance
When your car is properly maintained there are many different benefits. The first reason that we are going to talk about today is that it increases your safety. If your car is not working properly you are more likely to end up on the side of the road with a car that is not working. Luckily NonStop Towing can help you if you find yourself in this situation. Having a car that is properly maintained will help your car last for longer. You will avoid costly repairs and the need to purchase a new car prematurely. No one likes to pay for expensive car repairs. Car repairs are inconvenient as well. No one likes being stranded without a car while their car is being fixed.
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Hopefully you can see the importance of keeping your car maintained at all times. We hope that you will keep your car running well. If you do find yourself having car problems make sure that you have NonStop Towing programmed into your phone. Call us for all your towing and roadside assistance needs.