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01-23-17

DIY Maintenance Tips to Save Money in the Long-Run

Now that the New Year has settled in, you may have found yourself settling back into your old routine. It’s never too late to make some changes, though, and incorporating some do-it-yourself vehicle maintenance tips into your regular routine can help you save money in the long-run.

Whether you drive a new car like the 2017 Audi Q7 or an older Audi model, keeping up with your car’s maintenance can save you money in a few key ways. First, adhering to a maintenance schedule can help you avoid having to pay for expensive repairs down the line. It can also help you preserve your automobile’s resale value. Sticking to a maintenance schedule can also prolong your vehicle’s working life, which can prevent you from having to replace your current automobile prematurely.

Even if you don’t have any interest in performing basic maintenance tasks such as changing your car’s oil yourself, there are still things you can do to maintain your vehicle. Here are some tips you can use to care for your car:

  • Use Quality Gas: For most drivers who don’t have high-compression engines in their cars, it’s not necessary to fill up with pricey high-octane fuel. The notion that buying a higher-octane fuel will help your car perform better or improve its fuel economy is basically a myth. So, buy quality gas that has the octane level recommended by your car’s manufacturer.
  • Check Your Battery Terminals: In most cases, an automobile’s electrical problems start with its battery terminals. Whenever your car’s hood is up, check your battery’s connections. The connections should be clean and debris-free. The wires leading from the connections should be tight and they shouldn’t have any visible frays or breaks.
  • Check Your Tires: Every time you fill your gas tank, check your tires. Make sure they are inflated properly. Keeping the right amount of air in your tires at all times will ensure that they wear evenly and prolong their useful lives. If you notice unusual wear patterns on your tires, bring your car to our Audi service center near Woodland Hills, CA. Odd wear patterns may be an indication that your car needs a repair.

The biggest tip you can follow to save money over the long haul is to bring your car into Keyes Audi whenever it needs a repair or manufacturer recommended routine maintenance. Give us a call, use our website, or visit Keyes Audi to schedule your next service appointment now.