Auto Tips from the Car Mechanic

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Driving an automobile is a luxury that most of us take for granted. Automobiles are the primary means of transportation in United States, with ninety percent of American adults owning or previously owning a car or truck. What we don't realize is that operating a car or truck is a responsibility that can bring serious consequences. Keeping your car well-maintained means reducing the risk of mishap or even death, and protecting your loved ones and fellow drivers.

Before hitting the road, be sure to conduct these checkups regularly:

Tires
Most Americans use all-season tires. These tires should carry you safely from season to season, but it is imperative that you check the tires regularly for wear or damage.

Brakes
The brake system serves one main purpose: to slow down or stop your car when it is needed. If you step on the brake pedal and it goes all the way to the floor, you've got trouble. Use the MAP service center look-up & call an experienced mechanic for repairs. Brake repairs or replacements are no job for a weekend or hobby DIY'er.

Headlights
1000's of pedestrians die every year because drivers had eye sight issues or had faulty headlights in their automobiles. Properly maintained vehicle headlights help you drive safely, and see more clearly.

Wipers
Many people don't think of changing their wiper blades until it is too late. This is one of the easiest and most inexpensive parts of the car to maintain. Consider changing your wiper blades twice a year, in the spring and just before winter.

Understandably, routine check ups and proper maintenance of a car can add on to your monthly expenses. Budget restrictions are often the leading factors in keeping car owners from living up to their responsibilities. Please keep in mind that it is most often neglecting these simple maintenance items that lead to the expensive visits at the shop!