Here are some tips to help you prolong tire life, improve gas mileage and enjoy a superior driving experience.
- Check your tire pressure once a month when the tires are cold, which means you should not have driven your car more than 2 kilometers or within the last three hours.
- Rotate your tires every 6,000 miles or as recommended in your owner¹s manual. Tires wear differently on the front because of the scraping they receive as they turn. Rotating will help tires wear more evenly for consistent safety and performance.
- Purchase new tires in pairs or sets of four. Mixing new tires with old or different types can lead to poor handling and compromise your safety. Tires should be the same size, speed rating and meet or exceed the load capacity of your original tires.
- Break in new tires carefully. When tires are manufactured, a lubricant is applied to prevent them from sticking to their mold. Some of this lubricant will remain on your tires and that can affect traction during the break-in period.
- Check the wheel alignment. Incorrect wheel alignment can cause rapid tire wear and damage.
Here are some tips that will help to prevent problems before they start.
- Check your fluid. Low or dirty fluid increases wear on components. The proper amount of clean fluid will extend the life of your transmission. Change your transmission fluid in accordance with the maintenance schedule recommended by your car’s manufacturer.
- Change filters regularly. A dirty or clogged filter will restrict the flow of fluid and can cause erratic shifting, damaging components.
- Watch for leaks. If you see reddish transmission fluid beneath your car, you may have a leak somewhere. Ignoring it could seriously damage your transmission.
- Feel your clutch. If you have a manual transmission, you will be aware of how the clutch feels when you shift. If you detect a change, such as shuddering or less resistance, contact 360auto-repair for an inspection to resolve the issue.
- Check your owner’s manual to find out how often you should have a transmission service inspection. 360auto-repair service professionals can help you keep your car’s transmission system – manual or automatic – in the best shape possible.
Here are some tips you can use to avoid breakdowns:
- Check coolant level. Always keep your engine coolant filled to the correct level by topping up as necessary.
- Flush and fill. Overtime your engine coolant wears out and can become contaminated. Have your system flushed and fill with fresh coolant according to your owner’s manual.
- Flush your engine. The cleaner your engine is, the cooler it will run, preventing wear and tear.
- Inspect hosesfor cracks or holes. Hoses in the cooling system need to remain sealed to provide proper protection.
- Check for leaks and have any external or internal leaks inspected and repaired.
- Look for wear. Have your radiator and fan inspected for wear
- Use your heater if your vehicle begins to overheat and open the windows. The heater will help dissipate the heat as the interior fan directs air across the heater core.
Your owner’s manual will indicate the ideal frequency for maintenance on your engine cooling and 360auto-repair service is the ideal place to get it done.
Here are few tips to help you clearly see the road ahead.
- Check fluid level. Keep your windshield wiper fluid reservoir filled to the correct level, especially before beginning a long trip or travelling in bad weather.
- Fill the right reservoir. Some people may mistake the coolant reservoir for the windshield wiper fluid reservoir. The one for the coolant includes a hose that leads to the radiator.
- Keep a spare container of windshield wiper fluid in your vehicle, just in case. You’ll be grateful if you ever run out during winter driving.
Don’t take clear visibility for granted.