Regular maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure your vehicle not only retains its resale value, but also to prevent future breakdowns. There are a number of vehicle components that need to be replaced at regular intervals, from filters to wiper blades.
According to AutoGuide, the air filters in the cabin and the engine should be replaced for optimal air flow. The cabin air filter should be changed around once a year to keep the air clean, while the engine air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles or so to maintain performance and fuel economy levels.
While the oil filter needs to be replaced every time you get an oil change, the fuel filter only needs to be replaced approximately every 100,000 miles. Unfortunately, the fuel filter can’t be cleaned itself, so you’ll have to get a new one, but by doing so you’ll keep performance and fuel economy at peak levels while also preventing poor starts.
Check the spark plugs about every 60,000 miles, as its likely your vehicle may need new ones. In gasoline engines, the spark plug ignites the gasoline vapor to create combustion, so a poor or failing spark plug will often affect the way the engine operates.
You should also replace the wiper blades — one of the most important vehicle components — every year or whenever you see signs of wear. These can include scraping sounds, smears, or a constant squealing sound.
Visit Pine Belt Chevrolet for all your service needs. We can get those parts replaced with genuine OEM parts and get you safely on your way.