"Insurance That Comes with an Agent"
Agents Standing By | 225.292.7680
Auto Insurance AUTO

Auto insurance protects you against financial loss if you have an accident.

Read More
Homeowners Insurance HOME

A standard policy insures the home itself and the things you keep in it.

Read More
Business Insurance BUSINESS

Discover the perfect insurance options to meet your specific and unique needs.

Read More
Life Insurance LIFE

Browse a variety of insurance options in order to find the right one for you.

Read More
Health Insurance HEALTH

Learn about different health coverage options that fit your specific needs.

Read More
Boat Insurance BOAT

Finding insurance doesn't have to be difficult. We do the work for you.

Read More

Car on the speedway

We all know that purchasing a vehicle is a huge investment, so why not take some pride in your car by keeping it properly maintained. The simple truth is, the the better you care for your car, the longer it will last. Follow these easy preventative maintenance and repair tips to get the most out of your car. 

1. Regular Maintenance:
Don't neglect that "check engine" light! We all know when this warning appears it can be something as simple as a loose gas cap, but it can also mean something a little more serious such as overheating. If you think you are going to buy time by putting off repairs, think again. The longer you wait to have your car repaired may cost you more money spent on parts and labor. When you notice a problem do not hesitate to take your car checked out. This will help the lifespan of your car and ultimately save you money in the long run.

2. Wash Your Car Often:
Keep your vehicle clean! This simple tip is a must when it comes to resale/trade in value. Pollutants such as dust, pollen, tree sap, bird droppings, salt, etc. can affect the longevity of your paint and finish. How often should you wash your car? Anywhere from 1-2 times a month to prevent rust and other contaminants from causing a problem on the body of your vehicle.

3. Fill the Gas Tank Before It Gets Too Low:

Don't rely on your vehicle to tell you how many miles you have left until empty. When you notice your tank is about 1/4 of the way full, fill er' up. By filling up your tank before it gets too low, debris and other waste will stay out of the fuel filter, and will help your engine from having to work too hard. This is another useful and simple tip to help you get the most out of your vehicle.

4. Check the Air Filter:
This is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to maintain your vehicle. A grimy and greasy air filter can affect gas mileage and also cause your car to accelerate poorly. Having a clean air filter will allow your engine to breathe and run more smoothly. It is best to replace the air filter every 20,000 miles or once a year.

5. Check the Fluids:

There is no reason to skip this step especially when it comes to prolonging the lifespan of your car. Fluids play an extremely important role in your vehicle's engine and car health. Some of the fluids you can check yourself on a regular basis include: windshield wiper fluid, engine oil (of course), antifreeze, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and brake fluid. If you are unsure how to check some of these don't hesitate to break out the owner's manual to make sure you are doing it correctly. This is an easy and preventative way to keep your car lasting longer.

6. Replace the Fuel Filter:
The fuel filter makes sure only pure and clean gasoline reaches your engine. As with the air filter, the fuel filter catches debris, fragments, grime, impurities and other particles to ensure only clean gas is going into your engine. You want to check your fuel filter overtime to make sure this debris is not causing any clogs. A clean fuel filter will aid in making sure your car is running smoothly.

7. Don't Neglect the Tires:

Tires play a major role in keeping you and your passengers safe. Checking your tire pressure regularly and making sure all tires are inflated properly, will prevent issues from arising in the future. Rotating the tires is another important preventative step to take and will also extend the life of your tires. Changing the position reduces uneven wear and tear on the thread. It is recommended you rotate your tires every 6,000-7,500 miles or twice a year. Don't skip out on getting your tires aligned as well. This is another great way to increase the longevity of your vehicle.  It is imperative to your car's health to take proper care of the tires and replace them when it is necessary.

Do you have questions or need assistance with your current auto insurance policy? Contact The Louisiana Insurance Center for your automobile needs!  
Share |


Sammy said...
You mentioned that the longer you wait to get things fixed, the more money you will have to spend on repairs. I was wondering if it would cost less just to buy parts and have the mechanic replace them. Thanks for the great car maintenance tips! http://www.deansautoinc.com/auto-repair-services

Post a Comment
Required (Not Displayed)

All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

View Mobile Version
© Copyright. All rights reserved.
Powered by Insurance Website Builder