We get a lot of questions here at RC Auto Specialists about automotive maintenance and have selected 5 of the most common to answer.
1. How often should I change my oil?
Regular oil should be changed every 3,000 miles opposed to synthetic oil, which should be changed every 5,000 miles. In order to make sure that your vehicle is running smoothly, you should check your oil once a month. Remember, it’s vital to be proactive about maintaining and changing the oil in your vehicle.
2. How often do I need to change the anti-freeze?
Your vehicle’s anti-freeze fluid should be changed every 2 to 3 years or 30,000 miles. However, especially during the hotter months, you should check your vehicle’s anti-freeze and fluid levels every month.
3. How often should I change my wiper blades?
The answer depends on many factors, including the amount of time it spends indoors. The time interval on replacing your wipers can vary between once a year for vehicles that are mostly kept inside, to 2-3 times a year, for vehicles that are mostly kept outside, exposed to the elements. Wiper blades kept in good condition means clearer vision and safer driving.
4. Why are my brakes making noise?
Noisy brakes can often indicate unsafe brakes, and it’s not worth the risk of your safety. If your brakes start making an unusual noise, it is very important to bring your vehicle to RC Auto Specialists to check them and if needed, perform a brake service.
5. Will it damage my engine if I drive my vehicle with the check engine light on?
Most likely you will not damage your engine if you continue to drive your vehicle temporarily with the check engine light on. However, you should bring your car to RC Auto Specialists as soon as possible to make sure that nothing serious is wrong with your vehicle, as prolonged engine problems can lead to major auto repair costs.
If you have other questions or concerns about your vehicle’s maintenance, call us today at (918) 872-8115 to schedule an appointment with RC Auto Specialists.