The best way to get the most out of your vehicle is to maintain it well, getting regular service to ensure that it’s in top shape. Sometimes, however, it’s not so easy to self-diagnose your car’s problems to tell if it needs service. We at Gossett Hyundai South understand that some drivers are better versed on certain sounds, warnings and signals mean than others, and we’re here to help you out.
Here are some basic car service and maintenance FAQ’s to help you determine your car’s health.
How much should I inflate my tires?
The amount of tire pressure ideal for the tires on your car varies from vehicle to vehicle, but the information can be found somewhere on your tire, on your car door, and/or in your owner’s manual. Be sure to use a quality pressure gauge to check this amount and not to overinflate your tires. If you notice your tires consistently low or losing air, be sure to consult a service technician right away!
How often should I get my oil changed?
Regular oil should be changed about once every 3,000 miles, while synthetic oil can be changed about once every 5,000 miles–just to be extra careful. Be sure to keep a written log of when you get your oil changed so that you will not forget. Don’t be afraid to undershoot these number, either; healthy oil is essential to keeping your car in top shape!
What should I do if my “check engine” light comes on?
The “check engine” light can come on for many different reasons, some of which are more pressing than others. While it’s not incredibly dangerous to keep driving, it’s risky. Schedule an appointment with a professional ASAP, and drive cautiously in the meantime.
Why are my brakes making “this” noise?
Similarly, there are many different reasons why your brakes could act up, and some more dangerous than others. Make an appointment to get your brakes checked, and drive extremely carefully until the problem is solved.
Of course, many service issues are avoidable by scheduling regular check-ups or inspections. Let the experts at Gossett Hyundai South periodically check your car for issues or warnings. Our team is friendly, helpful and efficient! To schedule an appointment, give us a call or use our handy online scheduling form. Gossett Hyundai South is happy to serve customers in Germantown, Collierville and southern Memphis, TN!