Here are a few things car owners can do and check frequently to reduce repair costs:
- Oil and Filter Change – There will be variations of the type of oils andor blends across vehicles here, so be sure to check your owner’s manual.
- Tire rotation – Rotating your tires is one of the best ways to maximize their life.
- Lights – Some lights are more noticeable than others when they stop working. Make sure yours are fully working.
- Fuel filter – Check your owner’s manual to see if this is a maintenance item on your vehicle and consult our guide to replacing your fuel filter.
- Battery – Check your battery and cables for corrosion of leaking fluid on the top of the battery case.
- Cabin and Engine Air Filters – These filters generally can be changed once every 12 months, but it is good to check them more frequently, especially when driving in heavy rain.
- Wiper Blades – Operate your blades and check to see that they are not streaking or making patchy contact with the windshield.
Note: If you cannot physically check some of these parts on your vehicle, please advise your Automotive professional to give these parts some special attention.