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Rock Hill, SC 2973

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Car Maintenance to Keep your Car Running Smoothly – Rock Hill, SC

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21 February 2014 Bookmark and Share

You want your car running smoothly all the time. That way you know you can really count on it when you need it. Proper car maintenance is important. There are things you can do, and there are maintenance tasks for your mechanic. But proper car care keeps your car running reliably. It may sound silly, but you should pick the leaves off your car. In the long run, it might be worth it. One of the few places that leaves accumulate is under the hood on top of the vents which allow fresh air to enter your car. Over time, leaves can cause problems by clogging  things up. This can cause your air conditioning to work harder in warm weather, it can also cause the air to blow slower overworking the fan.

Cleaning the leaves off the car that you can see is easy enough to do. But don’t forget to raise the hood and get those leaves off of your air vents. This quick work will do a service for your car.

But there is more you need to do to keep your car working smoothly. Keeping the proper coolant mixture is vital to your car's health. Antifreeze should be close to a 50% mixture, depending on the climate and driving conditions. But how are you supposed to know whether your coolant mixture is right for you and your car? Have it checked out and at the same time, all of your fluids can be checked as well.

While you are there, get the air filter in your car inspected and replaced too. A clogged air filter can reduce your gas mileage and cause higher emissions. Your air filter should be changed every 15,000 miles or more often if you are often in a dusty area.

A clogged air filter affects your car's performance on a number of levels. It robs your car of power, which you need every ounce of when you're navigating around Massachusetts. Perhaps more important is the effect a clogged air filter has on your gas mileage. It takes 10 minutes and is very inexpensive, and the results can save you money in the long run.

For more information on proper car maintenance, contact Reliable Transmission Service.

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