How to Make Your Franklin Vehicle Last

Auto RepairThe average vehicle lasts no more than 200,000 miles. But what if there is a way to supersede this number? There is!  The average car owner changes their oil every 5-10 thousand miles. The manufacturers recommend every 3 thousand. This alone can shorten the life of your vehicle. There are plenty of things that need to be changed and taken care of that many people neglect causing the life of their cars to be shortened dramatically. Here are some things that your Franklin vehicle needs to be repaired and changed regularly.

Transmission Fluid for Your Vehicle

Transmission fluid is needing to be managed and maintained thoroughly.  This is a very easy task to do, simply fill to the recommended amount needed and you are all set. Be careful not to neglect this because though easy to take care of, if the transmission fluid runs dry it could damage the transmission of your vehicle which is a very costly fix.

Air Filter

An easy fix that anyone can do with a minimum, if any tools, is changing the air filter. An air filter is needed to be changed once every year or 12000 miles. This not only will help increase gas mileage by having a clean filter it will help everything run smoothly compared to having a filter full of garbage and debris.

Car Battery

Another easy maintenance task to do yourself would be changing your car battery. You should replace a car battery once every 48 months. Depending on the car model and type this can be an easy task that can be done by a novice mechanic or if the battery is difficult to get to some places will change the battery for you if you buy it through them.

Fuel Filters

Fuel filters are important to any car but are often overlooked. There are ways to change this yourself but this is one of the more difficult things that need to be taken care of on a car so it would be wise to let someone with previous experience change this for you. Fuel filters should be changed once every 24000 miles or every 2 years.

Spark Plugs

Spark plugs are easily overlooked and require minimum mechanical experience to figure out how to replace. Spark plugs need to be replaced every 30,000 miles up to 100,000. These are easy and fairly cheap to replace.

Timing Belt

A Timing belt is needed to be replaced every 90,000 miles otherwise if this breaks on you, your vehicle will be more or less totaled. These are hard to replace without mechanical knowledge ability and the right tools so best to have a mechanic do this, but don’t let it slip your mind. It is easy to overlook this key part of your vehicle.

Brakes for Your Franklin Vehicle

Lastly, the brakes will need to be changed every so often depending on the vehicle. Though not the most difficult to do on your own, it does require some tools and mechanical ability to change. To tell if you need new brakes, listen for screeching when slowing down or feel for your car to shake when slowing down.

If you notice any of these signs, it is important to give the mechanics at the Auto Clinic of Franklin a call. They can make an appointment for your vehicle to be looked at.

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