It can be so easy to get complacent about car maintenance or to think that car problems won’t occur with your vehicle. From wheel alignment to brake repairs and oil changes, there are certain car maintenance tasks that many people forget or totally ignore.
1. Changing the Oil – Your Vehicle’s Lifeblood
Without oil, your vehicle would eventually seize up completely. Oil keeps your engine alive, firing on all cylinders and keeps your car performing effectively for thousands of miles. It’s so important that you listen to your engine and check your oil levels regularly. At Helwig Auto, we offer oil change services and will ensure your engine is well lubricated and functioning perfectly.
2. Brakes – Your First Line of Defense
Failing to arrange brake checks or brake repairs could be catastrophic if you need to stop in an emergency. You never know what is around the next corner and it is important that your brakes are able to respond to your every move. If you notice that your brakes are ‘spongy’, making a humming or scraping noise or are less responsive than usual, call Helwig Auto to arrange a brake check and any necessary brake repairs.
3. Battery Maintenance – Avoid Total Vehicle Failure
The good news is that batteries today don’t need much in the way of maintenance, but we do advise a battery check at least once a year. Many batteries indicate on the dashboard if they are malfunctioning, but with older vehicles, problems can all be down to guesswork. If you are unsure whether your battery is in perfect working order, a quick check will put your mind at rest. A dead battery could leave you high and dry by the side of the road or stuck at home when you should be out and about.
4. Keeping Your Air Filter Squeaky Clean
One of the most common jobs we carry out at our auto repair shop is air filter changes. A dirty or faulty air filter can cause damage to your vehicle’s engine and cause it to burn up more fuel. We can arrange an air filter check and oil level check or change at your convenience.
5. Under Pressure – Rotating and Inflating Tires
It is so important that you check tire pressure especially before a long road journey. If your tires are not inflated correctly, they could wear down quicker or be less reliable on the road. We can arrange a complete tire check and inflate and rotate them as necessary so that they wear evenly and give you the best value for money and safety.
The One Car Maintenance Tip You Should Take Notice Of
At Helwig Auto we take care of all common car maintenance jobs, and some of the uncommon ones too! If you are not confident about changing your oil, checking your tires or testing your battery, our experts can do it all for you and ensure your vehicle is roadworthy, safe and operating perfectly. What’s more, we serve the entire Dane County, Mount Horeb and Madison area and would be happy to give you advice on common car maintenance issues.