3 Essential Engine Care Tips
Hands down, the engine is the most important part of your vehicle. If it’s broken or damaged, you’re not going anywhere anytime soon. Keep your car running smoothly, and take great care of its engine.
The ASE-certified technicians at Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers in North Lake – Hartland, Wisconsin, recommend following these three essential engine care tips to prevent potential problems and avoid hefty engine repair costs.
- Always Keep It Clean
- Proper Lubrication is Paramount
- Servicing Your Spark Plugs
Your vehicle’s engine does a lot of work. If the engine is dirty or damaged, it won’t fulfill all of its essential tasks to keep your car moving. This is why it’s imperative to keep your engine free of dirt, debris, gunk, and grime. Over time, the engine oil filter can become blocked with contaminants. This will drastically impair the oil’s ability to keep all of the essential components lubricated, boosting your risk of an overheated car.
Here at Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers, we highly recommend getting your motor oil changed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Furthermore, our technicians will use a strong degreaser to thoroughly clean the exterior of your engine to keep it clean and running its best.
As we previously mentioned, the motor oil keeps all of your engine’s parts sufficiently lubricated. This reduces the friction they create when working and keeps your engine from overheating. Getting your oil regularly changed is one of the easiest things you can do to keep your vehicle optimally running.
In addition to getting an oil replacement, you should also be getting your filter swapped out every six months or 10,000 miles. This will keep your oil free from pollutants, so it’s able to easily flow through all parts of the engine, keeping it nice and slick.
Engine spark plugs may be small, but they are mighty. These little guys deliver an electrical current from the ignition system to your car’s combustion chamber to ignite the fuel/air mix and keep your car moving. It’s important to keep your spark plugs clean to ensure dirt and debris stay out of the combustion chamber. Our mechanics will remove the plug lead and thoroughly clean the space around it before removing the plug. We will then use a unique cleaner and a brush to remove any build-up, dust, and dirt.
If you need engine repair or maintenance services, call the trusted team at Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers in North Lake – Hartland, Wisconsin. Contact us today by calling (262) 567-0284. We’ll see you soon!