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Car Care Tips

Routine Maintenance

Regular automobile upkeep can extend the longevity of your vehicle.  Check you owners manual for the primary things you need to do when it comes to routine maintenance.  Keep reading for more tips.

Tune the Engine

The engines and transmissions in today’s cars are linked far more closely than in the past. A problem with engine performance can put much more strain on the transmission than one that’s running properly.

Don’t Ignore Issues

Most problems start out small. They get worse over time. You can eliminate major repairs simply by taking care of the problem early on.

Service the Cooling System

You may not realize it, but your car’s cooling system does more than keep the engine running cool. A faulty cooling system cannot only damage your engine; it can reduce transmission life as well.

Check the Fluid Levels

Maintaining proper fluids is key to keeping your vehicle running without issues.  Regular oil changes will ensure your vehicle remains running smooth.  The fluid in an automatic transmission operates the clutches, provides cooling and lubrication, and even drives the vehicle. 

Manual Transmissions

Many people are in the habit of “riding the clutch” as they transition between gears. A general rule of thumb, when using the clutch it should either be all the way up or all the way down.