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How to Extend the Life of Your Car in Sarasota, FL

Car maintenance is crucial in order to extend the life of your Acura. At Gettel Acura, providing high-quality services is our top priority. From routine maintenance to major repairs, our team of specialized technicians are trained to know exactly how to treat your vehicle.

Our team understands how busy life can get — that’s why we’ve compiled a list of items you should monitor on a regular basis for your Acura. Continue reading to learn more.

Wash & wax your vehicle regularly.

Certain weather conditions can make the exterior of your car dirty. Stay on top of this by washing and waxing your vehicle regularly. This can also help protect your Acura from the elements in the future. Give your car the shine it deserves.

Don’t forget the interior.

Our vehicles are utilized throughout our daily lives for a variety of destinations — like work, school or vacations. It’s only natural that some crumbs and stains may show up along the way. Stay on top of it by regularly deep cleaning and vacuuming any debris left behind. Use the correct cleaner that works for your Acura model’s interior whether it be leather, fabric or upholstery.

Keep an eye on your tires.

Having good tires is crucial for the upkeep of your Acura. Consistently make sure you’re monitoring the tire pressure and tread. When the temperature outside changes, it can have an affect on your tire pressure. If you need more air, simply visit a local gas station air pump to refill them yourself. If you’re constantly losing air pressure in your tires, our technicians at Gettel Acura can help diagnose what’s causing the problem. To test your tread, stick a penny in the grooves of your tires. If Lincoln’s head is showing, you probably need a new set of tires. Lastly, make sure you are frequently rotating your tires to prevent them from wearing unevenly.

Keep up with oil changes.

If you want the engine of your Acura to run smoothly and efficiently, you need to stay on top of the oil changes it requires. Your owner’s manual should provide the timespan in which you should get your car’s oil changed. Never put this off as the oil is a vital component of your vehicle.

Change the filters.

There’s an array of filters that have their own specific jobs when it comes to your Acura running effectively. They also all need to be replaced after a while. Check your owner’s manual to find out when each type of filter should be replaced (these include oil, fuel, transmission and air filters).

Repair damage to your windshield as soon as possible.

If you have a small crack in your windshield, we recommend getting it fixed as soon as possible. Even though it may look insignificant at the moment, it could progressively get worse over time. If you continue to postpone getting the crack fixed, eventually you may need to replace the windshield entirely. Stay ahead of it by letting our expert technicians fix it and get a crystal clear windshield as a result.

Use genuine OEM parts.

When you use genuine Acura parts, your vehicle will perform at its very best. This is because OEM parts are specifically crafted to fit perfectly with your model. Generic brand parts simply cannot accomplish this. Contact us today and we’ll provide you with the perfect parts you need no matter if it’s a simple replacement, or you’re looking to customize your ride.

Make sure fluids are at the correct level.

The fluids in your Acura are very important in order for it to function properly. As always, refer to your owner’s manual for specific details as to how often the fluids should be checked for your model. If you have any further questions or concerns, we are happy to help you.

These are just a few steps to follow in order to keep your vehicle healthy and on the road for a long time. If you have any questions about your vehicle’s maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team or stop by our dealership at 4891 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL 34233 . We look forward to serving our customers near Bradenton, Clearwater and Tampa.