Owning a vehicle comes with a responsibility that goes beyond the occasional oil change and tire rotation. It's a commitment to the well-being of your trusted companion on the road. However, in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, some critical components often slip through the cracks during routine maintenance visits. There are five specific ones we have in mind that are covered in today's article, so if that seems interesting, keep on reading!
Ignition - Spark Plugs and Wires
When was the last time you thought about the spark plugs and ignition wires hidden beneath your hood? These components play a pivotal role in starting your engine and ensuring smooth combustion. Over time, spark plugs wear out, affecting fuel efficiency and performance. Regularly checking and replacing them, along with inspecting the ignition wires, can prevent ignition system issues and keep your engine firing on all cylinders.
Beneath the Surface - The Undercarriage
While the visible parts of your car receive regular attention, the undercarriage is often overlooked. It faces the brunt of road debris, salt, and water, making it susceptible to rust and corrosion. Frequently inspecting and cleaning the undercarriage during your maintenance visits helps prevent structural damage and ensures the longevity of critical components like the exhaust system and suspension.
Cabin and Fuel Filters
Your vehicle's filters play a silent yet crucial role in maintaining a healthy driving environment and optimal engine performance. The cabin air filter ensures the air inside your car is clean, while the fuel filter prevents contaminants from reaching the engine.
Often overlooked, these filters need regular inspection and replacement. Neglecting them can lead to poor air quality in your vehicle and potential damage to the engine.
Have you checked the alignment of your wheels lately? Misaligned wheels not only affect handling but also contribute to uneven tire wear. While regular tire rotations are common, checking the alignment and steering components often takes a back seat. A periodic inspection of the steering system, including tie rods and bushings, ensures that your vehicle maintains straight and stable travel, enhancing both safety and tire longevity.
The transmission is the unsung hero of your vehicle, ensuring smooth gear shifts and optimal power delivery. Yet, the transmission fluid is often forgotten during maintenance visits. Regularly checking and changing the transmission fluid, following your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations, is essential to prevent overheating, maintain lubrication, and extend the lifespan of this critical component.
The pros at Mancinelli's Auto Repair Center are well aware of all five components and systems we shared. They simply don't miss a spot! We will be happy to help out and give your car the care it deserves. Book an appointment today.