Car Maintenance Tips


How to Make Your Car Live Longer Than You

It may sound like a strange idea. Who would seriously want to drive the same car for that long? Maybe not many people, but that’s really not the point. The point is for you to retain your vehicle’s resale value. And ultimately, for it to be on the road for decades after you’ve sold it. But that all starts with you, the current owner. The following are the top 5 maintenance service tips that will keep your vehicle on the road “forever.”

Change the Oil

This sounds like a no-brainer, but unfortunately many owners aren’t looking at the “big picture” when it comes to oil changes. Every oil change service should be timely and efficient. Consult your owner’s manual for the best oil change interval and best grade of oil, and then consult the team at Premier1 Auto Care in San Antonio, TX, for the oil change schedule that matches your vehicle’s specific needs, purposes, and habits.

Keep Your Battery Clean

Car battery maintenance is often overlooked. It’s often not until the battery dies that we pay it any attention. However, the levels of corrosion and cracks that can form around the battery’s terminals can lead to a breakdown, which can lead to other repair needs. Simply by taking a moment to give the battery the appropriate attention, a vehicle can avoid breakdowns and unnecessary wear-and-tear.

Check Coolant

Changing the vehicle’s coolant will protect it from unnecessary corrosion and breakdown. Corrosion can shorten the vehicle’s road life as it compromises other vehicle parts. The coolant affects several systems like the radiator, heater and air conditioner, and water pump. Any system breakdown is bad for the overall performance and longevity of the vehicle.

Check Spark Plugs

Everyone knows about the vehicle’s spark plugs, and knows that they’re important. But how many of us know how and when to change them? Spark plug maintenance is one of the services that San Antonio drivers will trust Premier1 Auto Care to handle. If owners want to extend the engine’s road life, it’s important to stay abreast of the spark plug condition. You should let us check or change your spark plugs every 30,000 miles or so.

Check Emissions and Exhaust System

Your vehicle’s emission standards are subject to change depending on time and place. To stay road-ready, you’ll need to maintain a quality exhaust system. Staying current on all the local standards could be the difference between your vehicle being on the highway or in the salvage yard. By letting the team at Premier1 Auto Care in San Antonio, TX, handle your vehicle’s exhaust system and emissions services, it will stay ready for the road.

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