The best way for owners to extend the life of their vehicle is to understand basic, preventative car maintenance. Simple things like checking the oil, inspecting the tires, and testing the brakes all add to the overall life of the vehicle. By staying attentive to any warning signs that come up and sticking to a consistent maintenance schedule, owners can ensure their vehicle is performing well at all times.
When it’s time for your maintenance check-up, it’s best to schedule it with Brown’s Automotive in Chapel Hill, NC. As a Better Business Bureau (BBB) approved shop with over 35 years of auto repair experience, we know how to take care of your car. Our ASE Certified Technicians have the expertise and precision for any service that your vehicle needs. From oil changes to tire rotations, no service is beyond our scope of work.
Along with our car maintenance services, we’re also backed by our Napa Autocare Warranty. This warranty will provide you with 36 Months/36,000 Miles on parts and labor. So take confidence in knowing that Brown’s Automotive has your back, in and out of the garage.
When it comes to proper car maintenance, it’s best to develop a list of items to review. Though it’s best to leave repairs to a professional, it’s helpful to inspect your vehicle for any problems. Using this list, you’ll be able to quickly communicate what’s wrong when you come in for your next visit. Wondering what should be on your checklist? Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Inspect Your Tires
It’s best to check for proper PSI levels and tread thickness when inspecting your tires. Make sure the PSI levels fall within 30-35 PSI as this is the industry standard for most tires. Review your manufacturer’s guide if you’re curious about your tire’s specific requirements.
As for tread thickness, try the Quarter Test! Simply stick a quarter head first into the outer, inner, and middle sections of your tire. If the head of our founding father is visible at any point, then it’s time for you to get new tires.
Change Your Oil
When you change your oil will vary from vehicle-to-vehicle. A lot of manufacturers recommend changing oil after 3,000 to 5,000 miles but some cars can reach 7,000 or even 10,000 miles before their next oil change. Also, determine what oil type your car needs. Some vehicles operate fine on conventional oil, but others may need synthetic in order to perform at it’s best.
Replace Your Blades
You can tell if your windshield wipers are failing if they smudge on your windshield while you use them. Another way is to check for dents and cracks. Fortunately, windshield wipers are pretty cheap and you can find them at most auto parts shops.
When it does come time for your vehicle’s maintenance checkup, book a visit with Brown’s Automotive in Chapel Hill, NC! Our team of ASE Certified Technicians will have the technical know-how and diagnostic tools to make sure that your car is running at its highest capacity! Give us a call at 919-942-1023 and schedule an appointment with us today! Need same-day service? We have your back. Visit our shop at 11744 US HWY 15 501. We happily accept walk-ins!*
*Wait times will vary based on schedule