Engine Maintenance Basics

Engine Repair

Basic Maintenance can Prolong the Life of Your Vehicle

Keeping your engine at top performance with some basic maintenance tasks can help to increase the lifespan of your vehicle. When you don’t stay on track with regular maintenance tasks, you run the risk of wear and tear in the engine which can lead to expensive repairs.

Oil level
Changing your oil and making sure to keep it topped up is extremely important. Without enough clean oil, the engine can suffer from issues caused by the lack of lubrication or the debris build up in old oil. Check your owners manual and change the oil based on the mileage requirements of your vehicle.

Coolant level
Coolant is required to absorb heat from the engine to prevent it from seizing. This is a simple maintenance task you can complete on your own. Check the owner’s manual for the location of the coolant reservoir. Just like the engine oil, you’ll want to keep an eye on the coolant levels and top it off when necessary.

Timing belts
There are a couple belts inside the engine compartment that connect several pulleys attached to the parts like the alternator. These belts can wear down over time. Have your timing belts inspected every 25,000 and have them replaced if necessary.

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