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National Vehicle Maintenance Month and Your Car

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National Vehicle Maintenance Month and Your Car

Spring is here, and with the warmer weather comes new opportunities to explore more in your vehicle. It can sometimes be easy to forget that it needs preparation for the warm months ahead when it comes to your car. April is known as National Vehicle Maintenance Month, and we want to help you figure out what that means for you and your vehicle. 


Your car is a valuable asset that should be maintained to the best of your abilities. If your car is well maintained, it will reward you with less expensive maintenance visits and longer life. We want to recommend the best ways to maintain your car this National Vehicle Maintenance Month!

Our Best Tips For National Vehicle Maintenance Month

Check Your Fluids: Your car's various fluids can be tricky to keep track of. Our car sometimes fails to let us know when they are low. Additionally, harsh weather conditions can cause faster than usual drainage. We recommend checking your transmission, power steering, brake, coolant, and windshield wiper fluids. They need to be refilled to prevent expensive damage to your car.


Inspect Tires: Tires are the most susceptible to wear and tear. We recommend looking for scratches, nails, and any other damage that could cause a flat tire. Checking the tire's tread is also an excellent way to know if you need a new set of tires. In addition, we recommend that you do not fail to get your wheels alighted at least once every year.


Keep Your Car Clean: Keeping your car in a clean state is not only satisfying to the eye, but it can also make it easier to notice when something is wrong with your car. Buildup during winter can damage the bottom of your vehicle, so cleaning the exterior of your car can prevent future damage. You can also clean the interior of your car with a washcloth and vacuum to maintain the value of your vehicle if you choose to sell it in the future.

Why Preventative Maintenance Is Important 

There is always a reason to put off taking care of your car. Taking the time this month to show your vehicle some love will save you headaches and money in the future. At Service Plus Automotive, we specialize in auto repair and preventative maintenance to Domestic, European, and Asian vehicles. If you live in the Calcium/Fort Drum/Watertown area, schedule an appointment today with Service Plus Automotive. You can find us at 27721 State Route 283, Calcium, NY 13616 (just across from Fort Drum), and we are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We look forward to hearing from you!


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