Maintaining your vehicle’s tires is not only essential to getting better gas mileage, but it is also crucial to ensuring safety on the road. To maximize tire life, the Car Care Council recommends checking tire condition and pressure regularly, and there is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week.
“It takes only five minutes to check tire inflation, including the spare. Since tires effect a vehicle’s ride, handling and traction, checking tire pressure."
Pay attention to unusual noises that your car may make. Hearing a noise should alert you that your vehicle needs checked right away.
“The longer you wait to have your vehicle checked out, the greater your chances are that you are doing more damage to your car."
Neglecting the car and letting the paint job deteriorate is bad your vehicle. When you see the paint chip away, its time to start thinking about a new paint job. Rust can be harmful for your vehicle and retire it sooner than you want. With a fresh coat of paint, it will keep your car in shape and feeling new!
Trust your sense of smell. If you smell burnt rubber, hot oil, gasoline sweet smell of syrup, burning carpet or rotten egges...well you have a problem.
“When you smell any peculiar odor, you should not ignore it. You should take it to a professional service technician you can trust to get an informed opinion about the odor."