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08/19/2022
Wondering what the best way to care for your car is? AMSOIL: Advanced Filtration Technologies in Alexander, ND, put together this vehicle maintenance checklist to help you keep your vehicle in the best shape possible. 

Keep your vehicle in good condition for longer by using the best products for its maintenance. Call Advanced Filtration Technologies at (701) 572-3780 for advice on the best care for your vehicle. To place an order, visit AMSOIL’s online shop anytime!

Check Your Car’s Fluids

Checking your car’s fluids should be one of the first steps on your vehicle maintenance checklist. In this step, you’ll need to make sure that your vehicle’s fluids are in good condition, clean and free of debris, and at the right fill level to ensure the best results in your engine. The fluids you’ll need to check are:
  • Engine oil: The role of your engine’s oil is to keep it lubricated so that components don’t wear out prematurely. This is why you must follow your manufacturer’s guidance around maintaining your engine oil in good condition.
  • Transmission fluid: This fluid has many vital roles in your engine, but the most important one is keeping your transmission healthy.
  • Coolant: Engine coolant fluid helps keep the temperature inside your engine cool enough to function correctly. It prevents overheating, and it’s essential, especially in the year’s hottest months.
  • Windshield washer fluid: This fluid might not seem that important, but it becomes essential when you need to clear your windshield to have a better view of the road.
  Vehicle fluids are essential to your engine’s working as each of them performs a specific but essential task, so it’s vital to ensure they’re in good condition from time to time.

Inspect Your Hoses and Belts

Part of your maintenance checklist should also be to check your vehicle’s belts and hoses. Belts can sometimes loosen up, and hoses can have clogs and leaks. Keeping your vehicle’s hoses in good shape will help fluids to flow freely, and belts help different components run smoothly. Keep an eye on them and inspect them for swelling, cracks, and tears that could impede them from working correctly. If it’s been over five years since you last changed these components, you’ll need to replace them with new ones soon to avoid more expensive repairs in the near future.

For information on the best products for your vehicle maintenance, call Advanced Filtration Technologies at (701) 572-3780 and speak to one of their oil pros for more information.

Examine Your Tires

The next step in our vehicle maintenance checklist is to examine your tires to ensure they’re in good condition to grab onto the road and keep you safe. Some of the things you should keep an eye out for include:
  • Wear, tear, and foreign objects: First, check that your tires aren’t worn in specific places or that they have cracks or bulges. Also, make sure they don’t have any foreign objects embedded in them
  • Treads: When checking your tires, it’s essential you make sure that the treads are deep enough and aren’t worn.
  • Air pressure: Your tires should always be inflated to the manufacturer’s specifications for better performance. This won’t only make your car perform better but will also give you better gas mileage saving you hundreds in the long run.
 
     

    Give it a Good Wash, and Wax

    Making sure your car is clean is also an essential step in your car’s maintenance. Washing and waxing your car isn’t only for aesthetic purposes, but it’s an important step in keeping your car’s exteriors undamaged from the dirt and debris from the road. Waxing your vehicle will add an extra layer of protection and will keep the paint job in good condition for longer.

    Lighten Your Load

    Lastly, lightening your load is essential for your vehicle’s performance. Nowadays, cars are designed to be as light as possible, from the car’s shape to the materials they’re manufactured with. That’s why it’s essential to do our part and keep our car’s load as light as possible. Of course, carrying your grocery shopping a few times a month won’t damage your vehicle’s performance, but constant extra loads like tools or heavy equipment can damage it in the long run.

    We hope this vehicle maintenance checklist helps you keep your car in the best condition possible. For products that will help you keep up with your car’s maintenance, call Advanced Filtration Technologies at (701) 572-3780, where one of their oil pros will gladly answer any questions you may have. Once you’re ready to place an order, visit AMSOIL’s online shop.

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