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Sean and Court's Car Care Tips

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Sean and Court's Car Care Tips

For better fuel economy...

Check tire pressures and set them according to the tire placard on the door frame

Check oil regularly-low oil level can degrade engine performance

Have alignment checked at least once a year, twice is better-Spring and Fall. Wheels that contact the ground squarely roll with less resistance and promote the best fuel economy.

Maintain your vehicle according to the manufacturer's maintenance guide using the severe service table guidelines

Perform engine oil and filter changes every 5,000 miles when using conventional oil and 6500 miles when using full synthetic

Be aware of any changes to your vehicle's operation: You drive your car every day, you have to know how it normally starts, stops, accelerates, idles and sounds. Consult with us if there is a deviation from the norm.

Get professional advice from us whenever a warning light illuminates on the dashboard

As a rule, engine air filters need checking/changing every 15,000 miles

As a rule spark plugs need replacing every 100,000 miles General tips

Wiper blades last 6-12 months before they dry out, become damaged and performance degrades

Tire rotation is typically performed every 10-12 thousand miles but the decision to rotate is best left to the technician. Rotation is performed to promote the greatest tire longevity

Replacing tires as a set of four is always recommended

Replacing tires in pairs is always a minimum recommendation unless the rest of the tire's tread depth measure 10/32 or better

Always have the alignment checked and adjusted when tires are replaced

Always add the correct/manufacturer approved fluids when topping up systems

Brake fluid should be replaced every 2 years and/or whenever brake repairs are made. Brake fluid is hygroscopic absorbing normally occurring moisture within the system. The fluid reaches a saturation level on average after 2 years and allows that water to fall out of suspension promoting system corrosion from within

Use Top Tier fuel of the recommended octane

"High test", "Super" or "Premium" is only necessary on a select few engines and provides no fuel economy or performance improvements when used in engines designed to use regular or 87/89 octane fuel. Consult your owner's manual for this recommendation.

Avoid driving your vehicle with the "check engine" or "service engine" yellow light is blinking. This indicates a significant engine miss-fire. A strong likelihood of catalytic converter damage and or permanent/severe engine damage will occur.