Keep Your Ride in Tip-Top Shape

AAA Car Care

Newer vehicle technology has made things like oil changes every 3,000 miles a thing of the past.  These days, your car is likely equipped with all sorts of helpful alerts that remind you when it's time to check your tire pressure, change your oil or inspect the brake system. But, no matter what the age, your car still needs regular TLC to stay in top shape. AAA offers these reminders:

Monthly checks

Pick a day that’s easy to remember and mark your calendar to check your tire pressure, tire condition and fluid levels like oil, coolant and windshield washer on the same day each month. If needed, top off any fluids that are low and inflate tires to the recommended level.  

Keep it clean

Regularly wash and wax your vehicle. This simple task removes any grit or grime from the road that can damage the paint and lower a car's resale value. 

Vehicle inspections

AAA's Car Care Center in Clifton Park offers a free vehicle inspection – with a paid repair – and other types of service. Oil changes are the perfect time to take advantage of convenient inspections to make sure all the vehicle systems, the car battery and more, are operating at full capacity. Additionally, it’s an excellent opportunity to stay ahead of any possible broader issues down the road. 

Pay attention

to sounds, smells or fluids leaking from your car. Ignoring these warning signs could lead to significant repair that could have otherwise been avoided.  Keeping up with these car care basics are not only easy but will help prolong the life of your car and might also alert you to a potential issue before you end up stranded by a breakdown. AAA Northway's Car Care Center in Clifton Park is here to help.  Schedule your next repair or maintenance service by calling 518-831-1861 or  clicking