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How to Keep Your Car in Good Shape

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Owning a car is a big responsibility. It is important to keep your car in good shape so that it will last you a long time. There are many things that you can purchase to maintain your car from Sutherlands. We also have items for your garage that will help keep your car in tip top shape.

It is important to regularly check your fluid levels. You do not want to drive your car if you are low on any of your fluids. Check your antifreeze, your motor oil, windshield wiper fluid, and other fluids that are important to your car. Sutherlands carries lots of fluids and lubricants for you to choose from. Check out the parts in your car as well and if you notice any signs of wear and tear then you should replace them. Your transmission will work better if the lubricating oil is changed regularly.

Not only is it important to keep the parts under the hood working, but it is just as important to keep the exterior looking new and prevent it from rusting. During winter months, with the salt and sand getting all over your car, it is key to make sure you wash off the undercarriage of your car. If you can't use your own personal garden hose, take it to a car wash to get any salt, sand or dirt off of your car on a regular basis. Along with washing your car with just soap and water, you can always wax it as well. Waxing your car will add a hard shell finish to the exterior of the car, protecting it from harm. Most usually last for up to 12 months. Be sure to check the brand you buy for specific instructions on when to re-apply. Keeping your tires in good shape is also smart. Keep an eye on your tire pressure. If you car does not have a low tire pressure warning indicator, check your tire pressure every few months with a tire inflator gauge. Read your vehicle's manual to see what PSI your tires should be. If it is low, add the necessary amount.

If you have a garage, that is the best place to park your car. This will lower the risk of any damage related to weather, lower the risk of rust, or any other misfortune that could happen while it is parked outside. Of course, a garage is not always accessible for some. If this is the case then just simply taking care of your vehicle, hosing it off, wiping it down, waxing it, these few things can make a huge different and really keep your car in the best shape in can be in for the long run.

Let Sutherlands help you do your shopping for automotive accessories and supplies. We carry what you need to keep your car in great working order!

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