Auto Care Tips to Perform At Home

You don’t always need to go to the auto garage in order to perform some basic auto care. It is possible to save a considerable amount of money while extending the life of your vehicle by performing these basic auto care tips. At Ganley Family Insurance, we want to make sure your Brecksville, OH vehicle is safe, wherever you drive it. 

Wash It

Washing your vehicle is important. During the summer you can wash it at your home. During the winter it is best to go to a drive-through car wash. Make sure the undercarriage is washed in order to remove the rust causing salt from the underbelly of the vehicle. 

Check Air Pressure

The tire pressure is listed on the sides of the tires. Check your tire pressure (if you don’t have a built-in tire gage in the vehicle). Make sure your tires are always properly inflated as this will improve your fuel economy and maximize grip on the roads. 

Check Your Fluids

You don’t need to change your own oil, but you can check your own fluids. Periodically look under the hood and check the fluid levels. If anything is extremely low make sure to top it off (check the owner’s manual for liquid specifics). This helps keep your brake lines, power steering and engine running smoothly throughout the year. 

No matter the make or model of your vehicle, performing these tips will save you money and extend the life of your vehicle. Before performing any kind of work on your vehicle though, make sure to consult the owner’s manual to ensure you’re using the appropriate equipment. At Ganley Family Insurance, we are here for your car, whether you live in Brecksville, OH or anywhere else in the area.