With the holidays approaching, many will be traveling to visit family and friends who may live in other states. With that said, it’s important to know these basic car tips so you aren’t left stranded on the side of the road during your travels.
1. ALWAYS KEEP FUEL LEVEL ABOVE A QUARTER TANK. When the gas gauge goes below a quarter tank, it shortens the life of the fuel pump, and that means costly repairs down the road. Plus, you never know where the next station will be!
2. PROPERLY INFLATE TIRES TO IMPROVE GAS MILEAGE BY UP TO 3%. When tires are not properly inflated, fuel efficiency drops. More money wasted on gas means less money for making memories with your family.
3. ROTATE TIRES EVERY 5,000 TO 10,000 MILES TO SAVE THE SUSPENSION. Forgetting to rotate your car’s tires regularly causes them to wear out faster, and can damage the suspension, steering, and traction. Most service stations will rotate your tires free, for the life of the tires, if purchased at that station.
4. FIND A RELIABLE MECHANIC YOU CAN TRUST.Walking into the first shop that you find on Google is like rolling the dice. Do your homework and ask for referrals from friends you can trust.
If you are traveling to the Houston, TX area, make sure you stop by Gillman Chrysler Jeep to check out their new and used inventory, as well as their service department. The dealership is full of smiling faces, ready to help where needed.