|Posted on June 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM|
Did you know the most common repairs include broken fuel pumps, dead batteries, cooling system problems, and broken belts and hoses.
Five things you can do to avoid calling a tow truck
With regular auto maintenance, these issues can be dealt with ahead of time. So, if you’re proactive, you can take these steps to avoid having to call a tow truck for these types breakdowns:
Protect your fuel pump
Your fuel pump uses gas to keep it cool, so avoid driving with your tank less than 1/8th full and follow your owners manual and change your fuel filter when recommended. Hint: it’s usually every 30,000 miles.
Check your battery
To help maintain the life of your car battery, keep the terminals clear of corrosion. Heat also takes its toll on batteries. If your battery has been in your vehicle for about three years, you should have it tested professionally at least once a year. Don’t take chances with a weak battery, your should replace it as soon as possible.
Maintain your cooling system
Be sure to follow your manufacturer’s schedule and check your car radiator and coolant level and have the coolant flushed as specified. This way you can avoid having to deal with a radiator leak.
Inspect you belts and hoses
You can visually check them for damage. If you see that they are damaged of cracked, you will have a major problem soon if you don’t have a frayed belt or swollen hose replaced right away. Also, refer to the owners manual and follow the maintenance and replacement schedule.
Stop by Robinson's Auto Repair today and let us perform a FREE safety inspection on your vehicle. If we do find any potential problems we will give you an estimate on the repairs, and how soon you will need to complete the repair. 234-706-6040.