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Five Things Every Car Owner Should Know How to Do

Think for a minute about how much time you spend in your vehicle every day, week, month, year. It adds up. With all your time spent behind the wheel and how much you rely on it in your daily life, it only makes sense that you take some time to learn a few simple skills that will help you maintain your car and keep you safe in an emergency. While most car repairs are best left to the experts, Advantage Auto Service encourages you to make the effort to this month to learn some skills that will help you better care for your car. For these and more, there is a wealth of tutorials online for you to take advantage of.

How to Check Your Oil

Being able to check your oil is important for any car owner. Between oil changes, it lets you know if your oil is leaking or if your engine is burning oil. If you can’t remember when you are due for an oil change, a quick check also allows you to check for dirty oil or sludge.

How to Check Your Transmission Fluid

Your transmission is one of the most complex components of your vehicle and it relies on clean transmission fluid to keep it running efficiently and to avoid costly repairs. If your transmission is automatic, we recommend that you learn how to check your transmission fluid level. If you find your transmission is leaking fluid, give Advantage Auto Service a call to schedule a transmission inspection and service.

How to Check Your Tire Pressure

Improperly inflated tires put your tire at risk for accelerated wear and possible blowouts. With a simple pressure gauge, it is easy to check and maintain the proper psi in your tires. If your tire is consistently low, you may have a tire leak and Advantage Auto Service may be able to repair it rather than replace it.

How to Change a Flat Tire

If you do find yourself with a flat or blown tire, it is important to know how to change your tire so you aren’t left stranded on the side of the road. We recommend keeping all the tools you need and a healthy spare tire in your trunk and doing a few practice rounds in a safe place with someone who is experienced.

Jumpstart Your Car

You go to leave work, crank your car, and your battery is dead. Frustrating, right? With a good set of jumper cables and someone willing to lift their hood, you can jumpstart your car and be on your way. Once your car is started you should have your battery checked and possibly replaced.

If it is time to schedule your next auto maintenance or repair appointment, Advantage Auto Service is the mechanic Marietta drivers trust most. Call us today.

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