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Car Maintenance Tips

car maintenance tipsAlthough we have plenty of warm months ahead, summer is abruptly coming to an end. The kids will be back in school and vacation season will sadly cease. Now that things are getting back into a normal routine, it is important that you take care of your car’s needs. Here are some maintenance tips to help your car transition back.

  1. Check your tires – make sure that they are correctly inflated. If they are under or over inflated, you may have serious issues while on the road.
  2. Change your oil and oil filter – Make sure you change your oil between 3,000 and 7,500 miles. Also check your oil levels every other time you fill up your gas tank.
  3. Check your hoses and belts – Look for cracks, leaks, and deterioration.
  4. Check your coolant – Don’t let your car overheat while you are waiting in morning traffic.
  5. Replace your windshield wipers – Being able to see correctly out of the windshield is the most important thing about driving. If your wipers are leaving streaks, it’s time to replace them!
  6. Check your brakes – If you hear squeaky sounds when you stop your vehicle, it’s time to replace your brakes.
  7. Clean your battery- Look for corrosion! A clean battery will last longer and save you more money.

If you have any questions about car maintenance tips, speak with the professionals at Ewing Buick GMC! Make an appointment for service by giving us a call at (972) 665-3148.

Gas-Saving Tips

gas-saving tipsAre you planning on taking a road trip this summer? If some long-distance driving is in your plans this summer, be sure to check out these gas-saving tips. At Ewing Buick GMC we want to help you keep more money in your pocket during your trip to the beach or city this summer.

  1. Schedule maintenance at Ewing Buick GMC. Our trusted service team will make sure your fluids are topped-off, your tires have plenty of tread, and your oil change is up-to-date. Before you take any long journey, be sure to have your car checked out by the professionals.
  2. Relax and slow down, you’re on vacation after all! The higher the speed, the more gas/fuel you’re using. Slow down and take in the scenery while you are cruising down the interstate. You never know what you might see!
  3. Use cruise control when you can. If you are doing some major highway driving, cruise control will help you maintain a consistent speed while keeping you from wasting gas.
  4. Pack only the necessities. Extra baggage means extra weight which will definitely hurt your wallet when it comes to gas prices. When packing, try to keep your luggage within the vehicle as storing overhead can cause extra drag.

From the team here at Ewing we sincerely wish you safe travels this summer!