CAR CARE AND SERVICE TIPS - BETTER MILEAGE AND FEWER REPAIRS

Modern automobiles are engineering masterpieces - they are built to last a long time and go long distances between maintenance - but nothing lasts forever! Follow the tips below and you'll make less trips to the gas station and to the repair shop. Always follow your owners service manual for the very best information, the information below is a guide that applies to most vehicles but may not apply to yours.

APPEARANCE

CLEAN IT

Preserve the value of your vehicle by keeping it clean. Dirt, dust and road debris can ruin your car's finish.

WAX IT

A good wax job can keep dirt from sticking to it - it also makes it more slipper which can aid fuel mileage.

VACUUM IT

A clean interior makes for a better driving experience. Keep it clean and enjoy your ride.

 

TINT YOUR WINDOWS

A great way to make your car look better and cut down on heat and glare.

FIX THAT GLASS

A cracked windshield not only looks bad, its a safety hazard and it attracts the attention of police.

GARAGE IT

Keep your car under cover or in the garage as much as possible - reduce sun and weather damage.

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE & SAFETY

CHANGE FLUIDS

Follow your manual - but always change fluids. Best way to keep your warranty and prevent damage.

ENGINE BAY

Keep it clean and dust free, wash it once a year and keep all your fluids up as needed.

TIRES AND BRAKES

Inspect, rotate and inflate - best way to maximize tire life and prevent wear. Check brakes each rotation.

INSPECT OFTEN

Look, listen, feel - give your car a preflight before long trips or once a month - find problems before they find you. Check hoses, belts, etc.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Texas is hard on batteries - heat, humidity, temp changes - all can kill a battery before its time.

COOLING SYSTEM

Don't get left in the heat - have your A/C system checked for best performance.

FUEL MILEAGE AND COST

USE THE RIGHT GRADE

Use whatever grade gas your manual calls for. Putting premium in a regular tank is waste of money !

MAKE FEWER TRIPS

Schedule your trips together in one long chain, you'll save time and money.

MAINTAIN IT

Always maintain your car in accordance with the factory owners manual - a well maintained car is an efficient one.