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National Car Care Month
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April is National Car Care Month

National Car Care Month raises awareness about the importance of regular preventive maintenance for your vehicle. Before summer is upon us and you find yourself preparing for a road trip, check to see that you are following the recommended maintenance procedures for your vehicle.

Check the Oil During National Car Care Month 

Get out the dipstick and check the oil level during your next fill-up and change it and the oil filter at the prescribed times in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Check the other fluids in your car at the same time and top off as necessary. 

Schedule an oil change for National Car Care Month at BDR Automotive in Holliston, MA

TLC for Your Battery

Batteries are key to the smooth functioning of your vehicle. Check the battery connections to be sure they are tight and remove any corrosion. 

Clean or Replace Wiper Blades During National Car Care Month 

After the winter, your blades will need cleaning and perhaps replacing for optimal efficiency. Check the windshield washer fluid as well and fill up as needed.

Headlights 

Have someone watch as you turn on your headlights – both regular and high beams – to see that they are aligned and working properly. Clean your headlight lenses as well.

Tire Check

Check your owners’ manual for the proper tire pressure for your car and examine the tread and overall condition of all four tires. If the tread is looking low or worn, have your tires inspected, rotated, or changed at our shop in Holliston

April is National Car Care Month. Have your tires inspected at BDR Automotive in Holliston, MA

Have Your Engine Serviced at BDR Automotive 

Schedule a service inspection appointment to be sure you are getting the highest power-to-fuel-efficiency operation and minimal emissions.

The Importance of National Car Care Month

This designation draws attention to the regular maintenance every driver should be doing to avoid expensive repairs. The longer you wait, the more it will cost to repair or replace.

Resale Value

When it comes time to sell your vehicle, you will be rewarded with a higher resale value if you have kept up maintenance and preserved the car’s value.

Safety

Regularly maintaining your vehicle keeps you and other drivers safe. Maintenance on schedule helps reduce cases of malfunction, which impacts the likelihood of an accident. April is National Car Care Month BDR Automotive Holliston, MA

The History of National Car Care Month 

The National Car Care Council, which is part of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, designated April as National Car Care Month in 2003. 

Once celebrated in October, the NCCC decided that April is the ideal time to focus on your vehicle’s maintenance and repairs, after the winter months when it is natural to overlook basic vehicle maintenance.

Regular car care is very important and needs to be scheduled, not just in April, but quarterly and annually as well.

Quarterly Car Maintenance

Four times a year car owners should:

  • Change the oil and filter
  • Inspect the fan belt
  • Inspect the hoses for cracks
  • Check battery terminals and cables
  • Check power steering and automatic transmission fluids

Annually:

  • Flush the coolant
  • Check spark plugs
  • Change the air cabin and engine air filters
  • Lubricate doors and hinges
  • Check brakes and wheel bearings
  • Inspect steering and suspension

Some of these maintenance procedures you can do yourself and others you will want to trust to your automotive mechanic, like the experts at BDR Automotive! 

If you have questions about any maintenance for your vehicle or to make an appointment during national car care month, call the service department at BDR Automotive at 508-429-4720, or contact us on our website.

Jarred McGee
Jarred is not only an amazingly competent and capable technician, he is a confident leader and source of incredible knowledge. Known for being a tireless and dedicated technician, he is always friendly and professional, always willing to go the extra mile to ensure BDR customers leave with peace of mind about their vehicle. Jarred attended Mass Bay Community College where he earned his Associates Degree in Automotive Technology. He went on to receive a Toyota T-TEN Certificate while working in Toyota’s dealership system. Jarred has also worked at an auto-body repair shop that specialized in complex high-end vehicles such as the Tesla.

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