1739 Del Monte Blvd., Seaside, CA
(831) 394-6838

Car Care Tips

Car Care Tips in Seaside, CAWhat do long lasting cars have in common, regardless of make or model? Regular maintenance. Check out the car care tips on this page to learn what you can do to keep your vehicle reliable for longer. 

Need an Automotive Repair?

Is something off about the performance of your vehicle? Perhaps the car is out of alignment from hitting a pot hole or it needs replacement brake pads and rotors from normal use. When you need an auto repair service, turn to Monterey Tire Service. 

In addition to tire maintenance, we provide brake service, driveshaft repair, wheel alignments, shock and strut replacement, TPMS repair, and other, select services.

Follow the car care tips below to keep your vehicle running reliably:

  • Change the oil within the suggested service intervals. Checking and changing your oil and oil filter will help your engine and vehicle run smoothly. While changing your oil as required is important, using the manufacturer’s recommended oil for your vehicle can improve gas mileage by 1-2%.
  • Moving components require regular lubrication and should be checked as often as the oil is changed. Driveline components, like CV and u-joints, are flexible components that, if not properly lubricated, can break down and cause other major components to go with them.
  • Transmission and differential fluid are other important fluids to check during service intervals. Unusual noises, sluggish shifting, or abrupt gear changes are all signs that your transmission service interval is quickly approaching or has passed. For fluid specifications, be sure to consult your owner’s manual for your manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid type and viscosity.
  • Pay attention to battery life. Battery connections should be kept tight, clean, and free of corrosion. Batteries rarely provide warnings before failing, so be sure to seek battery replacements as necessary.
  • Brake fluid can attract moisture, which will corrode components. Brake fluid should be replaced once a year to keep calipers, hoses, and other components in top operating condition. Other important fluids to consider changing on a regular basis include power steering fluid and coolant. Each fluid has its own service interval, so be sure to check with the manufacturer.
  • Fully functioning climate control systems are important to your comfort and your overall safety. A complete flush and fill of the coolant system is necessary for ridding the system of dirt and rust collected from the engine, radiator, and various hoses. Refrigerant may also be checked prior to the onset of warmer seasons.
  • Wheel alignments can realign your wheels to your manufacturer’s specifications. Wheel alignments improve straight-line tracking and reduce tire wear. If you feel unusual pulling to one side, it is time for a wheel alignment.
  • Avoid stop-and-go driving. This wastes fuel and adds unnecessary wear and premature age to crucial components.

By following these tips and the service intervals listed inside your owner’s manual, you can guard against major repairs and unexpected failures. Proper vehicle maintenance can save you money in the long run, and improve your safety and the safety of your passengers, while neglecting suggested services at regular intervals will void vehicle and parts warranties.

Stay on top of routine vehicle maintenance and visit us today or contact us online when your vehicle needs to be serviced by our professionals. We serve Seaside, CA, Monterey, CA, Carmel, CA, and surrounding areas.

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Monterey tire Service

Monterey Tire Service, located at 1739 Del Monte Boulevard - Seaside, California 93955 provides tire car repairs services for customers living in or near the following Seaside CA, Monterey CA, Barmel CA, Marina CA and Pacific Grove CA. We carry the following tire brands: MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich® and Uniroyal®. We provide the following auto repairs: Tires, Wheels, Axle / CV Joint / Driveshaft Repair, Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) and Wheels Alignment.

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Phone: 831-394-6838
Fax: 831-394-3326
Address: 1739 Del Monte Boulevard
Seaside, CA 93955

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