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Car Care Basics

Getting around Puyallup, WA is great when you have a well-functioning vehicle, but unfortunately, car problems often arise when you least expect it. Do what you can to stay aware of how your car is doing and prevent any serious problems by practicing these basic but important car care tips.

Know your car.

This is important for the long-term health of your car and your ultimate peace of mind. Read or at least skim through the manual in your vehicle, taking notes of special care you would tell anyone else who would own your car. Become familiar with how it sounds and feels when it’s running smoothly so you can address abnormalities as soon as they occur.

Check, change, and refill fluids.

Whether you do this on your own or at a shop, this is vital to the health of your car. Things to check include your car’s oil, windshield wiper fluid, radiator fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and air conditioning coolant. Check out these tips for checking these 7 fluids for details about how to do so.

Check tire pressure.

The condition of your tires should never go under your radar. Check the tire pressure and tire tread to prolong the life of your tires and to significantly lower your risk of accidents on the road.

Clean and lock your car.

These may be extremely basic, but they can be easy to overlook, putting your safety unnecessarily at risk. So put safety and quality at the forefront of your mind by making and storing a spare key for your car somewhere secure and locking your car when you’re not using it. Clean your car to protect paint and the interior and use some hacks to make your car cleaner than it’s ever been

What other car care tips would you add to our list? Do you know a mechanic near Canyon Park you would recommend? Share your thoughts with the rest of the apartment community by leaving a comment below. Thanks for reading! Good luck keeping up with your vehicle and getting where you need to go this summer.