Your car is your means of transportation. Therefore you want to take good care of it through the year. Otherwise, you run the risk of it not being there for you when you need it the most.
Get the Oil Changed
The oil should be changed regularly. Your owner’s manual tells you the frequency in which it should be changed. Without regular oil changes, the oil gets too dark and dirty and could damage your engine.
Check the Tire Pressure
Tire pressure fluctuates during the hot and cold weather. If you’re not checking it, your tire could be over or under-inflated. This leads to balancing issues and might make your tires more prone to going flat.
Wash Your Car
This seems like an easy one – and it is. If you wash your car, you’re less likely to have problems with the clear coat. It’s also a good idea to wash around the wheels so brake dust doesn’t accumulate.
Have a Good Auto Insurance Policy in Place
You’re required to have auto insurance on your car if it’s on the road. However, is it a good policy? There are a lot of coverage options available on a policy. Many people go with what’s required by the state and that’s it. That’s often not going to provide you with the protection you actually need.
You need to look at the coverage levels within the policy. You should also look to see if you have the add-on options including:
- Uninsured/Underinsured motorist
- Rental car coverage
- Roadside assistance
All of these have the potential of protecting your car. If you’re not sure if you have a good policy or you are in the process of shopping for a more affordable policy, let an experienced insurance agent help.
Learn more about auto insurance by contacting us today. One of our independent agents look forward to helping you find a good policy.