If you’ve just bought a new Acura, you’ve made a great choice. Your car, whether it’s an ILX, RDX, MDX, or any other model, is going to give you many years of exceptional service. That is, as long as you take care of it. But as a new car owner, what do you have to do to make it last?
Often, new car owners have a ‘set it and forget it’ mentality. Only filling the gas tank when it’s getting low, they find they encounter unexpected issues. While there aren’t many things required, there are a few that are important.
Here are a few mistakes new car owners make.
Neglecting Tire Maintenance
New tires are expected to simply last for years, but there are requirements to make sure that happens. The tire pressure needs to be checked and adjusted monthly, tire rotations need to be performed, and wheel alignments should be done annually. New car owners don’t always keep on top of tire maintenance, which results in early tire replacement.
Changing oil is important, yes. However, your new car will eventually need other fluids check and changed. The transmission fluid, brake fluid, and engine coolant will all need replacement over time and should not be overlooked.
Worn Windshield Wipers
That fine rubber edge on your windshield wipers won’t last forever. In fact, most drivers have to replace their wipers every year, sometimes more frequently. Windshield wipers keep your vision clear, helping prevent accidents and stressful driving. Also, make sure you use washer fluid that is correct for the current season.
Keeping your car clean is a source of pride, especially for a new car owner. It seems it gets neglected after a while, and car washes only happen when your car gets really dirty. But keeping your car clean can prevent rust and corrosion from salt and sand, making your car actually last longer.
As a new car owner, make sure your new Acura lasts as long as possible by staying on top of these neglected items. To keep your Acura in its best shape, visit Jay Wolfe Acura in Kansas City. Our expert service team will ensure your Acura is up to date on maintenance, no matter how long you’ve owned it.