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Maintaining a Used Car

How to Best Maintain Your Used Car?
If you’re a driver in Paducah or Mayfield, KY, you’ve likely come to appreciate the reliability you’re your vehicle delivers. Used cars can maintain their reliability when you practice good routine maintenance and repair habits. By performing preventative maintenance on your used car in Murray, you’ll know that you can count on it to stand up to the many miles ahead.

At our dealership, we want to help each area driver get the most out of their ride. Which is why we want to share our unique insight into automotive maintenance. From oil changes to filter replacements, there are a number of tasks that you can perform yourself should you choose.

How Can You Maintain a Used Car
At our dealership, we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver compelling used models to Benton, KY drivers. But we also want to help you get the most out of your ride. It is for that reason that we are sharing our know-how with you.

Whether you’ve noticed your car acting strangely, the check engine light is on or you’ve gone an extended period of time without maintenance, you may consider performing a variety of tasks. These services can include tire rotations, fluid checks or detailing. By performing these services, you can get a reliable automotive experience. Which is something that you are likely to enjoy.

If you’re looking for a service center near Benton, KY, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our store. But we understand that some drivers prefer to work on their own vehicles. If that is the case for you, we have a few tips to help with the maintenance process. If you encounter something you can’t do yourself, scheduling a service with our team is likely the right move.

How to Change Your Oil
Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. It is what keeps your engine running safely and smoothly. Because this fluid is so important, it needs to be changed regularly. Depending on your car and type of oil used, these intervals can vary. So you will want to consult with your owner’s manual.

Tools & Materials Needed

  • Correct Oil
  • Oil drain pan
  • Oil filter wrench
  • Wrench to remove drain plug
  • Oil filter
  • Jack & Jack Stands
  • Funnel

Steps to Change Oil

  • Lift your vehicle
  • Locate the oil filter and drain plug
  • Loosen drain plug to release oil
  • Allow old oil to drain
  • Tighten drain plug
  • Replace oil filter
  • Add new oil
  • Check oil levels

How to Change Your Disc Brake Pads
Brakes play a key role in the safety of your vehicle. And, as your miles increase, you may find yourself in need of brake service. If your vehicle has disc brakes, pads can wear down. When that happens, it is important to replace them. At our service center, we can handle your brake service needs.

Signs You Need Brake Service

  • Brakes feel soft
  • Brakes are squeaky
  • Brakes are less effective

How to Bleed Your Brakes
If your brakes feel squishy, it may be a sign that you have air in your brake lines. When this happens, you’ll need to bleed your brakes. You can have your brakes bled by our service team, or, opt to do it yourself if you have the proper tools. We’ve created a step-by-step guide on how to bleed your brakes.

How to Change Drum Brakes
Does your car feature drum brakes? If so, proper maintenance is a necessity. Drum brakes function differently than disc brakes but over time, they wear as well. When this happens, you’ll need to get the drum brake replaced. That way, you can continue to count on your brakes for the miles ahead.

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