Tips to keep your car running smoothly

Maintaining your car is vital if you want it to run smoothly. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

  1. Change your oil regularly. Oil is the lifeblood of your car, and it needs to be replaced every few thousand miles for it to run correctly. Be sure to consult your vehicle’s manual for recommended oil change intervals.
  2. Check the air pressure in your tires regularly. Low tire pressure can cause uneven wear and unnecessary strain on your tires, leading to costly repairs down the road. Make it a habit to check your tire pressure at least once a month and add air as needed.
  3. Get a tune-up every six months. Regular tune-ups are key to keeping your car running smoothly year after year. Make sure you take your car in for tune-ups at the recommended intervals and ask your mechanic to check a range of parameters, including engine performance, emissions, and fluid levels.
  4. Keep your gas tank at least half full. When you allow your gas tank to get too low, condensation can build up in the fuel line, leading to rust and corrosion. Keeping your tank at least half full will help prevent this from happening while also helping you avoid having to stop in the middle of a long journey to fill up.
  5. Replace windshield wipers and brake pads when necessary. Worn-out windshield wipers and brake pads put you at risk for accidents and can increase fuel consumption.

Following these tips can keep your car running smoothly for many years. If you have any questions about your car insurance, please give us at Options Insurance Agency a call today. We proudly serve the Hershey, PA area.