4 Steps For Tire And Engine Care

When you need your automobile to stay on the road and in the best condition that you can keep it in, it is vitally important that you care for two crucial fixes -- tire maintenance and oil changes. These two fixes are half the battle when it comes to keeping your vehicle on the road for as long as possible. If this is what you are looking for, be sure that you read and understand the points below, as you also get in touch with an automotive repair shop that can look out for you. 

Change Your Oil On Schedule

Getting your oil changed when you are supposed to is by far the most important thing you can do for your engine lubrication. You will need to check with your vehicle manufacturer for a specific schedule to get your engine drained of its old oil and restocked with pristine, fresh oil. An old way of thinking suggested that you get your oil changed every 3000 miles. While this may still serve you, this rule of thumb came about when engines and automobile technology were less sophisticated. Today, you can typically do better to change your oil every 7500 miles to 10,000 miles. Touch base with a car shop that specializes in oil changes to get the work done that you need.

Get Your Tires Rotated

To make sure that your tires are always wearing evenly and gripping the road properly, you will need to get them rotated periodically. A good rule of thumb is to have your tires rotated either every 6 months or between every 6000 miles to 8000 miles. Doing this will keep your vehicle in great condition and allow you to control the road on your terms.

Care For Your Engine's Other Components

There are a few other engine care steps that you can take in addition to regularly changing your oil. Keep tabs on your cooling and always check the levels to be sure that your radiator is not running hot and dry. Swap out your engine air filter regularly and check it periodically to make sure that it is not clogged and dirty. Further, make sure that you get regular engine tuneups and change your spark plugs, to get the best engine service possible.

Check Tire Pressure And Tread

In addition to rotating your tires, always be checking for pressure and tread. Any time that you get a tire change, ask the dealership to also provide you with an alignment. Your tire tread should never wear to 2/32 inches. If they do, you must replace them. You can measure this by investing in a tread measurer, or using a penny. If you use a penny, stick it facedown into the tire grooves and check to see if Abraham Lincoln's head is at least partially submerged. If you see his entire head, swap out the tire as quickly as possible.

Follow this advice and use it to your advantage when taking care of your tires and engine.

To learn more, contact a company like PDR Automotive Inc