There are a lot of things that you can check on your vehicle to make sure they work well and you can drive safely on the road. However, some of the most important components that you must keep up on with any vehicle include: The Oil The oil is basically the lifeblood of your vehicle. Without it, your car engine will stop working. Oil is important for helping all the parts of the engine run smoothly so nothing gets locked up. Make sure that you get the oil replaced every six months, or every 3000 miles, whatever comes first. The Air Filter The air filter is important for making sure everything runs well in the vehicle. While it is easy to forget this part, if the air filter does get clogged up with dust and dirt, which it will if you drive the vehicle around much, then it will lower your gas mileage, cause the engine to run rough, and can slow down how fast you move around. Change the air filter often. The Brake Pads If these go out, you will find that stopping is very difficult. There are no real rules about how long the brake pads are going to last. The type of driving you do, the style of driving, and how good the brake pads are will all influence how long they last. If you feel something is not working with them, then get the brake pads replaced. The Tires Always check on your tires and get them replaced when necessary. The first sign to check for is how the tread is doing. If it looks low, it is time to visit your local mechanic. You can also look for any damage or holes in the tire to see if it is time to replace them. Riding on older tires can be dangerous and may cause an accident. Regular maintenance on your vehicle is important to make it work properly. When you are ready to get the vehicle checked out to ensure everything is working properly, contact our auto repair shop today to set up your appointment.