Your Preventive Maintenance Checklist For 2020

It’s a new year and a new decade. What better time to make the resolution to treat your car the way that it deserves to be treated? Your vehicle does a lot for you. This year, Demore’s Automotive wants you to commit to showing it some love by staying on top of your vehicle maintenance and service schedule. These are the preventive maintenance services you should schedule this year.

Get Your Oil Changed

Technically you should be scheduling this one more than once this year! Your engine oil is vital to a healthy, well-maintained engine. Clean oil lubricates the components of your engine, reducing friction and keeping it cool. Unfortunately, engine oil breaks down as it ages and stops working the way that it should.

The frequency of your oil changes depends on your driving habits and your vehicle itself. Consult with one of our expert technicians to create an oil change schedule just for your car.

Check & Rotate Your Tires

Your tires are important to the overall safety and integrity of your vehicle. While they inevitably wear over time, the goal is to have them wear evenly. Check your treads on a regular basis. If you notice uneven tire wear, bring your car in to have your tires rotated and balanced.

Take a Look at Your Belts

The timing belt synchronizes the crankshaft and camshaft to ensure that valves open and close as they should. When your timing belt breaks it causes your engine to seize which could potentially cause more widespread damage. While it is typically recommended that you change your timing belt every 60,000 miles, you should also be checking it for advanced wear and tear regularly.

A serpentine belt is tasked with driving multiple devices under your hood including your alternator, water pump, air compressor, and more. When the serpentine belt breaks it causes a host of issues including loss of power steering, overheating, and your A/C system to shut down. It is a good idea to have your serpentine belt changed every 30 to  40,000 miles to prevent it from breaking.

Check & Change Your Spark Plugs

Worn out spark plugs can and will cause your vehicle to break down. It is a good idea to at least have them checked every 30,000 miles. If your spark plugs are worn or damaged they should be replaced immediately before they cause further issues.

For the vehicle maintenance schedule that is right for you and your car talk with one of the experts at Demore’s Automotive. We even offer a 30 point inspection when you schedule your appointment online.