When was the last time you kept track of your car care schedule? Do you remember when you took your car for a full inspection?
Time is money as the old adage goes, and when it comes to the care of our car, time and money are too precious to waste. That’s why, taking care of your car and doing preventive maintenance or even regular scheduled oil changes can keep your car running well, prevent costly repairs and keeps your car dependable for many years.
Before Winter arrives, here is a list to check to see if you have a car that is ready to see you through the Winter.
- Oil change
- Transmission flush and fill
- Check tires and wheel alignment
- Replace wiper blades
- Check brakes and battery
- Check your lights – weekly if you can
- The Heating and air conditioning of your car
- Check the antifreeze fluid
- Belts and hoses
- Annual tune-up
There are many places in Columbus where you can have your car serviced. But, do you know which ones have a good rating? By checking the Better Business Bureau’s website (BBB), you can check to see if the place you are planning to take your car for a checkup has a good rating. Remember that not even the Better Business Bureau guarantees you will have a nice experience, but it is a good place to start. Asking your friends and family for their favorite place to take their own car is the best bet, and you can probably avoid some headaches.
Now that you have taken your car to be serviced, and want to keep your car running smoothly for the foreseeable future, keeping a reminder of their service schedule can be a very practical thing to do.
At carcare.org, you can build a service schedule for your car by entering your car’s make and model. Then, they send you a schedule service reminder to your email when the time is approaching to have your car serviced. Is it convenient? You bet. It is easy to do and an easy way for you to then call your favorite car care place and schedule an appointment without forgetting.