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Your Vehicle Maintenance Goals For This Year

Preventive maintenance is a big part of keeping your vehicle healthy and maintaining its integrity. To keep your body healthy, you exercise and avoid unhealthy foods and behaviors. Your car needs the same attention to keep it running smoothly day in and day out. If you have found yourself slacking off in terms of car care in the past, it isn’t too late to turn it around. Checkpoint Motors wants to help you get back on track with these vehicle maintenance goals for 2020.

Avoid Risky Driving Behavior

Aside from a few risk-takers, most of us wouldn’t willingly put ourselves in a potentially hazardous situation. Why are so many people so willing to speed, run stop signs, or text and drive? People typically feel empowered and safe when they are behind the wheel, but these behaviors put you and your vehicle in danger of being involved in an accident.

Keep Your Car Looking Great

You take time to make yourself look great before you leave the house every day so you can feel confident. Why wouldn’t you want to feel great about how your car looks, too? To keep your car looking beautiful throughout the year, wash it every few weeks, and protect your paint job by waxing every three months or so. While you are at it, remember to clean out the clutter inside your car once a week and spot clean the upholstery and carpet to keep it looking and smelling great.

Stick to Your Oil Change Schedule

Regular oil changes are imperative to the health and performance of your engine. The general rule of thumb is to have your oil changed every 3,000 miles or every three months. that timeline may vary based on your vehicle and your personal driving behavior. Consult your vehicle’s manual and one of our expert technicians to create the best schedule for you.

Get a Tune-Up

While modern vehicles don’t require tune-ups as often as older cars, they are still recommended between 25,000 and 100,000 miles. If your car has over 100,000 miles and has never had a tune-up, or if you notice a decline in your vehicle’s performance, a tune-up will give you that boost that you need.

Checkpoint Motors wants to help make 2020 the best year that your car has had yet. As a full-service auto repair shop, we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of automotive maintenance and repair services to divers in Oregon City.