Keeping your car up and running doesn’t involve much guesswork, unless you lost or don’t have an owner’s manual. Fortunately, there’s a general guide you can follow to keep your car properly serviced. Here’s a general service schedule from us here at Hassett Pre-Owned so you can keep your car running at peak performance.
Drivers would do well to check their windshield washer fluid and engine oil levels weekly, if not more often. Make sure all lights are working, including the dashboard indicator lights. Check tire inflation and condition too.
Every three months or 3,000 miles, make sure to check the oil, engine air filter, power steering fluid, automatic transmission fluid, and windshield washer fluid. Inspect the battery, cables, belts, hoses, and exhaust as well.
In addition to the previously listed items, drivers should check their chassis lubrication every six months or 6,000 miles. Make sure to change the oil at this point if you haven’t already.
Most vehicles are engineered for minimal attention which is why most items can go unchecked for one year or 12,000 miles. Make sure to check the wheel alignments, steering, suspension, coolant, brakes, and wiper blades.
Over caring for your car won’t hurt, but neglecting general service can lead to disaster.
The last snow fall has been plowed away, and now it’s time to start planning your spring road trip! To wash away the winter dirt and grime from your car and prepare for the spring, we consulted with autoMedia.com for some After-Winter Car Care tips.
Clean it up: Wash away the salt residue and dirty streaks with a good car wash. Make sure to target important areas like the underbody, around the front and rear bumpers and wheel wells. While you are taking care of this dirty task, check for any rust damage.
Tires: Excessive snow and ice can wreck havoc on your tires, so make sure to check the tread and tire pressure. Also, even if you don’t need new tires, make sure to get them rotated. Right now we have a special for a free tire rotation.
Brakes: Makes sure to have your brakes inspected by a professional. They play a huge role in keeping you safe during the winter and we want that to continue through the spring and summer. At Hassett Automotive, we are also having a special for a free brake inspection.
Battery: Unless you enjoy being stranded, you should get your battery checked. Winter weather takes a toll on many of the battery components. Stop by our dealership for a free battery testing.
Stop by our dealership to take advantage of our great offers and have your vehicle inspected today. Our staff here at Hassett Automotive hopes you stay safe on the roads this spring!
Anyone searching for a new or used car usually only has one thing on his or her mind – value. This little 5-letter word is what it’s all about when it comes to getting a car. People want to be sure they are getting a car that will run strong for many years down the road and not break the budget on gas or repair costs.
With that said, New York Daily News recently did an article on the top 5 cars for under $20,000, and guess what? The Ford Fiesta made the list. That’s right. Coming in at a starting price of $13,200, the Ford Fiesta not only made the list, it came in thousands of dollars under to $20,000 limit. According to NY Daily News, “It’s always a party when you can get good drivability, impressive gas mileage, and sedan or hatchback options, both for under $15,000. Inside the subcompact Fiesta, there’s room for people over 6 feet and enough price-controlled options to keep drivers of any height happy on their daily commutes. Speaking of happiness, a return of 39 highway MPG (or 40 with the SFE Package) is enough reason alone to keep Fiesta drivers jolly all year long.”
Needless to say, all of us here at Hassett Automotive are thrilled that the Fiesta is getting the recognition it deserves. Interested in taking on for a test drive? Stop by Hassett Automotive, or give us a call at 866-525-9066.