Whether you are behind the wheel of your dream vehicle, trapped within a hand-me-down, or rolling down the road in your first self-purchased vehicle, you want to protect your car and keep it running at its best for as long as possible. The easiest way to ensure your car stays on the road is to keep it maintained, but that can be such a vague requirement. So here is what we mean:

-Avoid excess weight when possible.

-Do not idle for long periods of time.

-Take your vehicle in for regular maintenance, such as rotating tires.

-Change the oil every 3,000 miles.

-Avoid potholes and other obstacles to keep your tires in check.

-Buy appropriate gas.

-Accelerate slowly and easily when stuck to avoid unnecessary strain on the vehicle.

-Avoid excess weight on the key when in the ignition, which can result in ignition switch failure over time.

-Keep a log of what is being maintained when to know when further maintenance is needed. This can be as simple as a sticker on the windshield that tells the mileage of when the next oil change is needed.

-Try to start the vehicle at least once a week when not in regular use.

-Do not set the parking brake when the vehicle is in storage.

-Wash and wax the vehicle routinely to keep away rust.

Here at Dr Automotive we take auto repair in Smyrna seriously but we have fun doing it. Call us today at (615) 220-0971 or contact us here if your ready to extend the life of your vehicle.