Mechanical Tips

Eason Collision Specialist | Claremore, OK's Source for Quality Collision Repair

Proper maintenance will save costly repairs and extend the life of your vehicle. Here are some mechanical tips that may save you time and money.

Mechanical Tips | Eason Collision Specialist | Claremore OK
  • Always consult your owner’s manual for recommended vehicle maintenance
  • Have your oil changed per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Have all fluids checked, including brake, power steering, transmission/transaxle, windshield washer solvent and antifreeze.
  • Check tire inflation. Under-inflated tires can result in a loss of fuel efficiency.
  • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
  • Have the chassis lubricated frequently. This step extends the life of the moving components of the vehicle's suspension system.
  • Check battery cables and posts for corrosion and clean them as needed.
  • Have the lighting system checked frequently, including headlights, turn signals, and brake and tail lights.
  • Check windshield washer blades for cracks, tears and windshield contact. Replace them approximately once a year or sooner if streaking begins.
  •  Inspect engine belts regularly. Look for cracks and missing sections or segments.
  • Have the air filtration system checked frequently. The air filter should be checked approximately every other oil change for clogging or damage.