Basic Auto Care Many Drivers Miss

Basic Auto Care Many Drivers Miss


Fluids and lubricants rank among the most neglected items when it comes to basic auto care, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

Community car care events held throughout the country found that the top-three fluids most likely to be low or contaminated are windshield washer fluid in 26 percent of inspected vehicles, followed by engine oil at 23 percent and coolant at 19 percent.

Windshield washer fluid keeps dirt and debris from collecting on a vehicle's windshield, allowing the driver full visibility and making it an essential safety item. Windshield washer fluid should be checked monthly and drivers should use a fluid that is specially formulated for their climate.

Engine oil lubricates the moving parts of a vehicle's engine, helping keep the engine clean and preventing wear and overheating. Neglecting to change a vehicle's oil can lead to costly repairs, including replacement. Engine oil levels should be checked frequently and changed per the owner's manual.

Coolant absorbs heat from the engine and dissipates it through the radiator and heat exchanger. Because coolant breaks down over time, neglecting it can lead to corrosion, rust and engine overheating. Flushing and replacing coolant every six to 12 months, depending upon climate, will help prevent costly repairs.

"Checking fluids and lubricants is easy to put off, but each is critical to your vehicle running properly and safely," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "The good news is that they are easy to check and inexpensive to replace. Whether you do it yourself or visit a trusted technician, be sure to inspect your vehicle for any possible signs of trouble so you can address minor service needs before they turn into major repairs."

Source: Car Care Council


Reviews

Quote reviewicon

Push it tow it these guys get you right. Any problems and thing crawford auto

Quote reviewicon

Honesty is what life and friendships are all about, and Chris at Golf Crawford is the epitomy of those values. He treats you fairly, gives you his honest opinions and let's you know how you can take care of your car without breaking the budget. When you hear him talking to other customers on the phone, he treats everybody the same, he gives the same treatment and it's always consistent. You can tell that he doesn't favor one customer from another, and just gives every customer the same fair and equal treatment. Chris, is what every customer could hope for when dealing with an automobile, which is scary if you don't know much about them. take your car to Chris, let him look it over, and you will walk away with the best price and service guaranteed.

Quote reviewicon

Golf Crawford Auto Service is a very reliable and professional shop. Chris, owner and manager, is very customer friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable about the cars. I took my Mercedes on a recommendation from a friend and very happy about the work done. Chris has provided honest estimates with clear explanations and the Golf Crawford team has performed an excellent job on my car. Strongly recommend Golf Crawford Auto Service.

Partners

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
CARQUEST
NAPA
BG Products
ARI
Enterprise
Lease
GE
Donlen
PHH
Voyager
Repair Pal
Car Care Aware
TAP TO CALL NOW 847-679-8862 X