Some “truths” about car care are anything but true. Tracy’s Automotive can help you keep up with your auto care.
You decided not to hit the road this July 4. Instead, you’re sticking around for Wichita fireworks and other events. Part of the reason you decided to stay home is your car – you didn’t have time to have it checked out before heading out on the road. That might not be so bad, but you’ve also been neglecting your regular auto care.
You’re right to be concerned about the lack of auto care. But have you really been as neglectful as you think you have been? AAA offers these well-known car maintenance tips and points out which are accurate and which are simply myths:
Change your oil every 3,000 miles. No, that’s not necessarily true, AAA says. The appropriate length of time between oil changes depends on many things – including the make and model of your car and the type of oil. Your best bet is to unearth your owner’s manual and stick to the schedule suggested by your car manufacturer.
The typical car battery lasts for five years. Wrong. AAA says, “Typically, a car battery lasts between three to five years and sometimes longer but driving habits and climate are both big factors in affecting battery life. … The bottom line: if your battery is approaching the three-year mark, the only way to know for sure its condition, is to get it tested.”
Brake fluid does not need to be changed. Wrong. AAA says brake fluid should generally be changed at least every two to three years. “t is important to follow this schedule since brake fluid attracts and absorbs water, which can corrode internal brake system parts and lead to failure or other costly damage.
“A trusted repair shop can also be a great resource when it comes to deciding on the services your car needs,” AAA says. “Listen to the experts and while you may be tempted to prolong maintenance to save money, by doing so you could end up with more costly repairs down the road.”
If you don’t have a trusted Wichita auto care pro, then it’s time to get to know the auto repair experts at Tracy’s Automotive.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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