Car Maintenance | Stroebel Automotive

Are you killing your car without even realizing? Take a look at this list of six things motorists do that can harm their car, and, in turn, their wallet.

Ignoring the check engine light: Ignoring the check engine light can result in serious engine trouble and costly repairs. We highly recommend that if your check engine light comes on, you immediately call your auto repair shop.

Failing to change filters and fluids: There are several fluids required for smooth operation and protection of vehicle systems and components. You should check your fluid levels and filters regularly in order to ensure that your vehicle runs precisely the way it should.

Forgetting about your tires: You should frequently check your vehicle’s tires for inflation and tread depth. Underinflated tires can wear out more quickly which can negatively affect your safety in addition to gas mileage and performance.

Failing to follow a service schedule: Car parts wear out and become damaged over time, making it crucial to routinely service your vehicle so that it runs optimally. Keep your car running efficiently with routine inspections and timely repairs and avoid expensive repairs down the road!

Having a dirty car: Chemicals and dirt build up on your car which increases the potential for rust from salt and could impact your visibility. Don’t let your car go too long between washes!

Being a severe driver: While not all severe driving conditions can be avoided, you can drive smart and improve your fuel economy by observing the speed limit, avoiding aggressive driving (including quick starts and stops), keeping your vehicle properly tuned, and not hauling unnecessary items.

Routine maintenance on your care can do a long way toward saving money, avoiding costly repairs, and protecting your vehicle. If you have any questions or need to bring your vehicle in for routine maintenance, call Stroebel Automotive at (989) 781-4307.