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Car Care Tips

Safe Travels

Car Care Tips for Safe Travels

At Avon Body Shop and Service Center, we want to help ensure your car or truck lasts for years to come. Make regular maintenance of your vehicle a priority. By following some of the maintenance tips and advice below, you'll keep your vehicle running at its peak performance.

Lube, Oil, and Filter Change

Be sure to change your oil regularly. An oil change is generally recommended every 3,000 miles, but make sure you refer the owner's manual for your vehicle's specific needs.


Have all your vehicle's fluids checked regularly, including brake, power steering, transmission, windshield washer solution, and antifreeze.


  • Inflation - Check your tires regularly (ideally once a month). Under-inflated tires can result in a loss of overall efficiency. Make sure you follow the recommended PSI found on the driver's side door.
  • Tread - Quality tire tread sheds the snow, ice, and road grime more quickly, giving you better traction as well as improved safety.


Have your engine tuned up regularly with scheduled maintenance visits. A fouled spark plug or restricted fuel injector can reduce your vehicle's fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent.


Check your battery's cables and posts for corrosion. Safely clean them when necessary.


Inspect all the lights
  • Brake lights
  • Headlights
  • Tail lights
  • Turn signals

Windshield Wiper Blades

Check your wiper blades for any cracks, tears, and windshield contact. Replace them approximately once a year or sooner if noticeable streaking on your windshield begins.

Belts and Hoses

Worn-out belts and hoses will affect the engine's performance. Check for any cracks and missing sections or segments. Cracked, frayed, or worn-out rubber will not stand up to extreme temperatures.

Air Filtration

Have your vehicle's air filtration system checked frequently. For every other oil change, make sure you get the air filter checked for any clogging or damage.

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