Your owner’s manual lines out the manufacturer’s recommendation plan for your vehicle, but sometimes life gets in the way. Maybe it’s working long hours at the office that makes you shrug off some maintenance need. Maybe it’s a cost concern. Whatever the reason, here are three of the biggest problems drivers ignore that eventually lead to the death of their car. If you’ve got any maintenance issues, contact CardinaleWay Hyundai today to get your repairs done!
Don’t Ignore the Check Engine Light!
No matter when it might flash on to alert you of an impending issue, your Check Engine Light is basically the heartbeat of your car. Sure, it can elicit a groan when it comes on unexpectedly, but ignoring it will do nothing but harm to your vehicle. As hard as it can be to cram an unexpected service appointment into your schedule, you need to do just that. Just think, the longer you wait the more damage you could be doing to your car, which will in turn cause repair costs to increase. Taking a little time now could save you a lot of money in the future!
Ignoring TPMS Light/Not Checking Tire Pressure
If you just give your tires the eyeball test, they might look properly inflated. Then you pull out onto the highway and accelerate only to blow a tire or wind up with a flat within seconds. Don’t judge tire pressure by appearance. Even if your tires are properly inflated, even just one stutter over a pothole could put you below the recommended pressure.
If your vehicle is equipped with one, your TPMS light serves as a warning system letting you know right when one or more of your tires is deflated beyond what is considered safe by your car’s producer. If this light comes on while you are driving, pull over as soon as is safely possible and fill your tire with air..
Neglecting Fluid Checks or Skipping an Oil Change
There’s more than just motor oil and gasoline that keeps your car riding smooth! While motor oil and gasoline might indeed be the most critical fluids to monitor, items like brake fluid, engine coolant, transmission fluid and power steering fluid are all important. Run low on one, and it could severely impact your driving experience. With newer vehicles, you may not need an oil change every 3,000…it could be double that for newer models. Oil changes are essential in ensuring the long engine life for your car and monitoring other fluids responsibly is also key to keeping your car road ready.
If you run into any of the issues listed above or any issues regarding your vehicle, the Service Department at CardinaleWay Hyundai is always prepared to get your car back on the road as quickly as possible!
Hyundai of Corona
2525 Wardlow Rd.
Corona, California 92882