Driving off the lot with a new car is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment but before you put the pedal to the metal, make sure you know how to properly care for your car. Before you hit the road, check out these new car care tips from us here at Empire Toyota!
- Read – As much as no one wants to, reading the owner’s manual is a “quick” way to learn about specific parts of your car. Note how often the oil needs changed, what the proper tire pressure is, and so on. Mark the page that the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance schedule is one so you don’t have to flip through the book later.
- Maintenance – Remember that page you marked in your owner’s manual? It isn’t a bad idea to check it every couple of weeks to make sure you haven’t missed anything. Regular maintenance is vital to the health of your car. Without it, you could find yourself sitting on the side of the road next to a car with less than 12,000 miles on the odometer.
- Break-In – Before you go tearing off into the sunset, it isn’t a bad idea to take it easy for a while. You’re likely to find metal shavings in your oil the first time you change it. The last thing you want is to put too many shavings in the oil and prevent it from doing its job. That’s not to say you have to go 30 mph on the highway, just don’t floor it.
If you follow these tips, it just might save you a lot of hassle and headaches! Love your new car from Empire Toyota!