Three Things You Should Check On Your Car Right Now!
Just like their owners, cars are incredibly unique and come in all shapes, colors, sizes, and costs. But if there is one thing they all have in common, it’s the fact that all cars have certain components that wear out when driving. Such parts have to be carefully inspected and replaced over time, to ensure maximum safety and lifespan of your vehicle. That process is generally referred to as maintenance and can be done by our certified mechanics at the Future Auto Service department or even yourself!
In today’s blog post, we will go through the THREE most common maintenance items that you need to be aware of and should check on your car right now before driving:
- Engine Oil
- Battery Charge
Fluids such as engine oil, make for an incredibly important part of your engine. Inside, hundreds of sensitive parts are moving at incredibly high speeds to bring acceleration and a smooth driving experience.
It’s important to keep them lubricated and cooled as any friction, wear, or damage can cause serious issues. Make sure to keep a close eye on your oil level and change it in time.
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Batteries are becoming more and more important in today’s car world. From gasoline to hybrid and electric vehicles, they all have one or even more inside. Some are powerful enough to operate the entire vehicle, while others provide just enough electricity to put electrical components of a car to work. In regards to gasoline and hybrid cars, the regular car battery is essential to turning on the car, as voltage powers the starter of the engine. While driving, your car battery will also recharge to some extent, continuing the cycle of providing voltage to the running engine.
When your car has been sitting in your driveway for a long time, chances are Your battery will drain. Same thing can happen when you forget to turn Your lights off when exiting the vehicle. The direct result is Your car not starting when turning the key. In that case, an external power source such as a jump starter is needed to bring the car back to life.
Always make sure you have a healthy battery with enough energy supply to operate all electrical components of Your vehicle. If you are unsure about the condition of your battery, consider bringing it to a mechanic shop, such as Future Auto Sales to get some peace of mind and replace the battery if needed. Schedule an appointment today!
The main function of your car’s tires are to support the load of your vehicle and transfer the power of the drivetrain onto the road for a safe drive. Since they are made out of a mix of natural and synthetic rubber, plastic polymer, and metal, friction of the asphalt will slowly wear a tire when driving. The lifespan of your tires will depend on how you drive, lasting usually about 50,000 miles during regular use. It’s crucial for your own and other’s safety on the road, to be aware of Your tire tread and air pressure when operating the vehicle. Bald tires can cause you to lose grip in bad weather conditions, while not enough air pressure can leave you either on the side of the road, or seriously affect your driving. To check your air pressure, every gas station can help and most modern cars even have compressor kits in the trunk for emergency situations. If you are unsure about the condition of your tires, make sure to reach out to your local car service. Future Auto Sales has many professional mechanics on hand to help you find the right time to change your tires and air pressure. Learn more here.
Wrapping It Up
Engine oil, battery charge, and tire condition are just three of many components of your car that need frequent maintenance. We will cover more maintenance items in our future blog posts!
Always make sure to drive safe and be aware of your car’s condition to ensure the well-being of Yourself and others on the road.
We at Future Auto Service deeply care about the needs of our client and make an extra effort to provide only the best quality service to your beloved vehicle. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 818-239-7201 or visit us in Burbank on 820 S Victory Blvd. Drive safe!