Heading into the new year with a well-maintained vehicle is a resolution every car owner can get behind. Performing annual car maintenance can keep both you and your vehicle on the road for many more years to come. From your friends at James Ceranti Nissan, here’s a quick and easy list of steps for keeping your vehicle in great condition in 2021.
Keep up with oil changes
This year, your first car-care resolution should be to keep up with regular oil changes. Your vehicle’s engine needs fresh oil to run smoothly. As the oil ages, it becomes dirty and doesn’t do as well at lubricating the engine parts, which can lead to expensive damage. Check the oil levels every time you fill up on fuel and top off as needed, and schedule regular oil changes at James Ceranti Nissan.
Check the fluids
Oil is not the only essential fluid under the hood. You should also regularly check in on brake, transmission, and power-steering fluid. Each of these plays a role in keeping your vehicle running smoothly and safely. Your owner’s manual will show you where and how to check your fluid levels. You can also schedule an appointment with us and let our technicians top off the fluids for you.
Take care of your tires
Proper inflation and regular rotations are important for the longevity of your tires. This year, get into the habit of checking your tire pressure every time you stop for fuel. Keeping the pressure at the level recommended in your owner’s manual will ensure optimum efficiency and traction.
If you’re in need of some regular maintenance, visit us at James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, Missouri, today.
Buying a newer, more fuel efficient car isn’t the only way to save money on gas. (But if you’re in the market for a new ride, James Ceranti Nissan has plenty of models prized for their fuel conomy!)
No matter what car you drive, there are some helpful hints you can follow to make sure that your car is reaching its potential in terms of fuel efficiency. We don’t think anyone would miss an opportunity to save money on gas, especially if it’s as easy as following a few simple steps.
- Avoid traveling during ultra-busy times of the day, if at all possible. Sitting in a rush hour traffic jam is a waste of your precious time and money. If your job offers flexible hours, consider waking up a little earlier or be willing to stay a little late in order to avoid traveling during chaotic, high-traffic hours. Plan ahead by taking less-congested routes.
- Take advantage of lower gas prices at wholesale clubs with gas stations, or be a member of a rewards program that provides gas discounts. Be smart about when you’re purchasing your gas; weekends and holidays tend to be accompanied by higher gas prices. Fill up in the middle of the week, and do a little digging to see where gas prices are lowest near you. But don’t drive way out of your way to save a few cents.
- Remember what your car needs. Regular oil changes, routine tune-ups, and tire inflation checks are crucial when it comes to maximizing your car’s fuel efficiency. Save money on gas by staying on top of your car’s maintenance.
These helpful hints aren’t difficult to remember, and they make a lot of sense. We hope these will help you save money on gas during this holiday season! Spending money on Thanksgiving feasts and Christmas presents is much more enjoyable!