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Your Preventive Vehicle Maintenance Checklist For This Year

This is it. This is the year that you are going to get everything in your life organized. It’s the year that you are going to stop putting things off and letting things slip through the cracks. While you are sitting down and getting your ducks in a row for the year, don’t forget to think about your vehicle. J&R Automotive wants this to be the year that you take care of your car the way that it takes care of you.

Keep It Looking Great

With as much time as you spend in your car, it is a reflection of you. This year, make the commitment to keep it looking beautiful inside and out. Washing and waxing your car throughout the year will protect your paint job and make it look like new. Don’t forget about the interior. Keep your car clutter and mess-free to protect your upholstery and carpet from stains and added wear.

Take Care of Your Engine

Your engine is the heart of your vehicle. If your engine fails, your car fails, and you will find yourself with one hefty auto repair bill. The easiest way to take care of your engine and keep it running great is with regular oil changes. The main job of engine oil is to keep your engine clean and running at optimum performance. As oil ages, it breaks down and does the opposite. Consult your mechanic to create an oil service schedule that is perfect for your car.

Don’t Forget About Your Belts

Your serpentine belt and timing belt are probably the last thing on your mind when you are driving, but they are responsible for a large part of your vehicle’s functionality. When a timing belt breaks, the engine stops immediately and that sudden stop can cause some serious damage under your hood. Your timing belt should be changed every 40,000 miles or so, but we recommend checking it for extra or abnormal wear between replacements.

Consider a Tune-Up

Modern vehicles don’t need tune-ups as often as older models, but that doesn’t mean you never need one. Tune-ups enhance the performance of your vehicle. If your car has over 100,000 miles or if you have noticed a decrease in performance, this is the year you should talk to your mechanic about a tune-up.

The best way to maintain your vehicle throughout the year is by partnering with a mechanic you can trust. J&R Automotive is that mechanic. Whether it is time for your next oil change or your engine is in need of repair, we are here for all your automotive service and repair needs. Call us today or schedule an appointment online.

Call J&R Automotive at 931-456-6569 for an appointment today!

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