• Car Care Tips to Remember in Springfield IL

    When it comes to your car, knowing the right mechanic can go a long way to keeping that vehicle on the road as long as possible. However, the lifespan of your car depends just as much on how much you pay attention to it and how vigilant you are at scheduling routine maintenance. It may be routine maintenance, but the effects that it has are anything but. Make sure you’re staying up to date on your car’s maintenance schedule and contact Dave’s to help with anything listed below!

  • Oil Changes

    The oil in your vehicle should be changed every 3,000 – 5,000 miles. There’s some wiggle room here, but the more you drive, the closer to 3,000 you should have the oil changed. Additionally, it’s always a good idea to change the oil filter anytime you change the oil. 

  • Tune-Ups

    While not always necessary, your car can see major benefits from a professional tune-up. Benefits of a tune-up include making the vehicle easy to start, improving fuel economy, lowering emissions, and even helping to restore the engine’s performance. 

  • Batteries

    While all components of your vehicle are important, you won’t be going anywhere without a working battery. In fact, you won’t be able to start your vehicle. Check your battery every time you open your hood, clean any corrosion from the terminals and ensure that it’s in overall good condition. 

  • Air Filter

    The air filter filters out dust and pollen that could end up in your engine. When the filter becomes clogged, you’ll sacrifice engine performance and even risk needing major repairs. Consult your vehicle’s owners’ manual for details about when you should inspect and change your air filter.

  • Brakes

    Your brakes won’t last forever. Also, that high-pitched whining when you apply the brake is not normal – it means your brakes need to be inspected and replaced soon. If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your braking system, get it checked by a professional immediately!

  • Routine Maintenance

    While you may keep your car in great shape, there’s no substitute for regularly scheduled maintenance by an ASE-certified professional. Contact Dave’s to set up an appointment for complete service of your vehicle today!