Basic Vehicle Maintenance

October 1st, 2018 by

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When you purchase a new Kia or used vehicle, you do so with the intention of driving that vehicle around the Jackson area for many years to come. To make sure that’s possible, you need to keep up with basic, routine vehicle maintenance.

Regularly Inspect Your Vehicle

Approximately every month, you should check these vehicle aspects to ensure that everything is functioning and being maintained properly:

  • Make sure warning lights work.
  • Check tire pressure with a tire air pressure gauge.
  • Examine tire tread by putting a penny in the groove of your tire with the top of Lincoln’s head facing down. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, it’s time for new tires.
  • Fill wiper fluid, antifreeze, coolant, and other liquids to the proper levels and for leaks.

Oil Changes

The rule of thumb is that you should get your oil changed every 4,000 to 6,000 miles, but you’ll also want to check the owner’s manual for your specific vehicle to see what’s recommended. Oil changes keep your engine working properly and reduces the risk of more involved, and expensive, issues.

Tire Rotations

Your tires should last between 40,000 to 80,000 miles when properly cared for. Tires wear down at different rates, depending on where they’re located on your vehicle and the type of roads you drive on. To get a more even wear, tires need to be rotated. This should be done about every 5,000 miles. A good way to remember is to schedule a tire rotation when you schedule an oil change.
Brakes

Air Filters

Air filters, like oil, need to be changed every 4,000 to 6,000 miles. Your engine needs air to flow properly in order to work. If the filter is dirty or obstructed, engine performance and fuel efficiency are affected as you drive around Ridgeland.

Windshield Wipers

There’s no set mileage for how often you should change your windshield wipers. But they play a crucial part in proper visibility, so it’s important to maintain your wipers as well. If you’re having issues seeing after the wipers have been on, it’s time for new ones. It’s also helpful to replace your wipers during spring and/or winter vehicle maintenance in Brandon.

Get Basic Vehicle Maintenance at Wilson Kia

If you prefer to leave these basic vehicle maintenance tasks to the professionals, schedule an appointment at our service center in Flowood.

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