Key Maintenance Tasks Your Vehicle Requires
New cars come with a lot of perks, the most obvious being their sparkly exterior and clean, up-to-date interiors. But that's just what draws us in first, because we drive them, there is so much more to love. The 2016 Buick LaCrosse, for example, is a well-founded, large sedan that pampers occupants and drives nicely. Comfort, ride quality and a quiet interior are everything one would expect in a Buick. It also boasts some new content like a power driver seat and updated IntelliLink infotainment system with dual USB ports, an enhanced interface, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Another advantage to contemporary cars is that they require less frequent services to keep them running. For instance, compared to the yearly replacement required years ago, spark plugs, breaker points and condensers can now go a good 1,000 miles before needing to be changed. Some parts of your car, like the chassis and suspension, don't need to be serviced at all. However, there are some key maintenance tasks that your vehicle will require of you. Here's a closer look.
Change and Check Oil
Oil changes are one of the most important maintenance services you can provide for your vehicle - and they should be done regularly. But during the time that falls between oil changes, you should also check your oil to ensure your car has the proper amount to run efficiently. Oil leaks can occur and will require you to check your oil level often, along with adding oil when necessary.
Check Tire Pressure
Checking tire pressure is another key maintenance task you should provide your car with. It should be done once a month and before any extended road trips. Accurate tire pressure will prove beneficial in several ways, such as:
- Increasing fuel economy
- Keeping you safe from blowouts and other hazardous problems
- Making your tires last longer by decreasing the speed wear and tear occurs
While you check the air pressure of your tires, you should also use this time to inspect your tires for any abnormal or uneven wear, cuts or sidewall bulges.
Gasoline and windshield wiper fluids are easily the two most known fluids a car contains. But, it actually includes many more, like engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and brake fluid. In order for your car to function properly, all fluids should be kept at the correct level, otherwise problems will arise. Be sure to check all fluids regularly, and if they are low, top them off and have the system inspected for possible leaks.
The braking system in your car is obviously crucial to on-road safety, so be sure to get it inspected. Brakes should be inspected at least twice a year; more often if you drive a lot of miles. Common problems that can occur in the braking system include worn pads and badly scored rotors - both problems will require professional repairs.
Check and Replace Engine Air Filter
To keep your vehicle's engine working properly, it's important to check and replace the engine air filter. This filter is used to catch any dirty and debris so it doesn't get sucked up into the engine block. It also ensures the engine receives a continuous and clean flow of air, which is requires to run. Air filters should be checked regularly for cleanliness, and it dirty and clogged, should be replaced.
For more on the 2016 Buick LaCrosse and for all maintenance and repair needs, visit our dealership in Harrisburg, PA.