Properly maintaining your European car ensures that you’ll have it around for a good long time. And that’s important when you want to keep enjoying your investment. Here are some tips from SimplyEuro Automotive Repair to help you out.
Make it a Point to Read the Owner’s Manual
Given the opportunity to read something, you probably wouldn’t choose your European car’s owner’s manual. But there’s some good stuff in there. Reading through the owner’s manual is going to help you to understand what your car needs from you and what you can do to help it to last as long as possible.
Get Familiar with Which Services You Can Get at the Same Time
The big thing to look for as you page through the owner’s manual is which services you can get done at the same time. Some manufacturers break that down for you automatically and make sure that it’s obvious which services need to be done at which mileage markers. That’s all extremely important information because it can save you a lot of time while ensuring that you’re not missing any essential services.
Check Your Tires Regularly
Your tires require a lot of your time and attention, and for good reason. Improperly inflated tires wear out more quickly and they also have a detrimental impact on engine wear and tear and fuel efficiency. It makes a big difference when you add tire maintenance to your own monthly checklist. Look at the treads and if you notice anything changing, like uneven tread wear, get your tires inspected to determine the cause of the trouble.
Check the Oil, Too
Another item to add to your checklist for yourself is the oil. There are other things to look at under the hood, too, like your coolant levels and visually inspecting the battery. But checking your own oil tells you so much about the health of your European car. Make sure that there’s enough oil in the engine, for starters, and second make sure that it isn’t dirty or full of anything it shouldn’t have, like metal shavings.
If SimplyEuro Automotive Repair in Castle Pines, CO can help to make any of your European car maintenance easier, please do give us a call. We’re always happy to help with service or repair needs, and we can perform an extensive array of diagnostic testing to help you figure out what might be causing specific issues.