When you have an older vehicle, the best way to keep it running is to maintain it. There are simple things you can do to keep a used Subaru, in Chester County or anywhere else, running as it should. Here are five quick tips that make a big difference.

 

     Get regular oil changes. Each vehicle on the road depends on oil. If you allow your oil to get too old, it can damage the engine of your vehicle. Make sure you are changing your oil and oil filter as often as your vehicle requires.

     Watch your Vehicle's Fluid Levels. Once a week, you should check the level of all of the fluids in your engine and top-off if necessary. This includes your windshield washer fluid, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and even coolant.

     Check your coolant. Topping off fluids is important, but it's not all you need to do. Notice the colors of your fluids as well. If your coolant begins to turn brown, get a flush. If it becomes thick like a chocolate milkshake, have a mechanic look at your vehicle as soon as possible.

     Rotate Tires Regularly. Rotating your tires is important to maintain their longevity and your safety. It helps with even tire wear and keeping traction on the road.

     Keep the vehicle clean. Many people think this is purely cosmetic, but it isn't. Both the interior and exterior of your vehicle will last longer if you take the time to keep them clean.

Is your older car starting to struggle? Even the most well-maintained used vehicle won't last forever. If you're in the market for a new or a new-to-you vehicle, you may want to look into a certified pre-owned Subaru, available to Chester County drivers from the professionals here at Piazza Subaru of Limerick. Give our team a call today at 888-690-2369!