How to Keep your Car Running Longer

Basic and routine maintenance is critical to owning a car. By performing this maintenance in timely manner you can avoid costly repairs later on which will help you save some money!

One of the most important things that you must maintain to ensure that your car runs great is making sure you have the oil changed regularly. Having clean oil helps to make sure that your engine runs smoothly and does not run under as much stress. Furthermore, when oil gets older it gets dirty and it causes build-up throughout the engine which can cause the engine to slow down.

With newer oils, like synthetic oil, there are cleaning agents that can help to get rid of that oil build-up. Nowadays, many of the cars on the road will be able to go longer between oil changes because of the advancement in the technology of oil that help it last longer. Depending on the model you can sometimes go between 8,000-10,000 miles, but that is all depending on what is stated in your car's owner manual.

Another aspect to helping maintaining your car is making sure that your car runs for as long as possible is making sure that all of your fluids like steering, brake, antifreeze, and coolant are full and clean. Having empty or dirty fluids can cause excess in those specific systems causing something as major as a failure which would feasible cost you more than a thousand dollars to have that system fixed.

Here at Mullins Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Elizabethton TN we can help you maintenance you vehicle here in our service center. We will be able walk you through what you need to do and when and will make sure you understand the process. Come on down to 2226 W Elk Ave and check out our dealership and let us help you!

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