AUTO MAINTENANCE SERVICES Most Charlotte customers know us for our tires — but we’re so much more than just that. The automotive specialists at BINGO Tire Charlotte can AUTO MAINTENANCE SERVICES service your vehicle completely and professionally using ADVANCE AUTO PARTS – Charlotte, as our car maintenance services include:

AUTO MAINTENANCE SERVICES:

  • Oil Changes
  • Oil
  • Lube
  • Filter
  • Brakes
  • Replacement
  • Belts & Hoses
  • Timing Belt
  • Serpentine Belt
  • Radiator Hoses
  • Preventative Maintenance

Following your vehicle’s factory AUTO MAINTENANCE SERVICES schedule will certainly lead to a positive driving experience and longer life for your vehicle. Be proactive and save yourself headaches, hassles and the risk of dealing with major problems and costs down the road!

Batteries:

Many batteries are advanced and no longer require too much maintenance. To be on the safe side, you should know where your car’s battery is located and check it periodically to ensure it is not leaking acid and has adequate water in it to prevent it from failing.

Most batteries also have a condition indicator that displays different colors to indicate how the battery is functioning. Blue means the battery is functioning normally, Red means it’s time to add distilled water, and White means charging is necessary. Simple directions can usually be found on the side of the battery. Our auto repair will gladly examine and replace your battery, as needed.

Antifreeze:

Antifreeze keeps your engine temperatures stable in all climate and driving conditions. Always be sure you have the right level of antifreeze in your car. Invest a few dollars in a bottle of antifreeze and keep it handy. Antifreeze should always be added when the engine is cool. If the engine is warm, use caution. Use a funnel as you would when adding motor oil to avoid splashing this greenish, toxic chemical on other parts of the car.

Tires:

About 32 psi on a gauge is about average for a mid-sized sedan, but check your owner’s manual to be sure. Slightly deflated or unbalanced tires will not only cause shakiness when you drive at highway speeds, but will eventually warp the tires and reduce your gas mileage. A way to avoid this is to always replace new tires in pairs so you can put the new ones on the front and move the old front ones to the back. This usually lets you get more use out of them. Our tire shops carry top-of-the-line tire brands for when your tires are worn and not safe to drive.

Engine:

The air filter on the engine, called the air intake, prevents dust and dirt from entering the engine. Take care of your engine by replacing your air filter when necessary. Checking the air filter only takes a few minutes, and our mechanics would be glad to change the filter for you.

At BINGO Tire Charlotte, we believe that AUTO MAINTENANCE SERVICES simple maintenance schedule is the key to safe the good performance of your vehicle for long time. The following seasonal car tips below will help you to stay on track:

FALL

Auto Maintenance Services

Tire: When the tread is worn down to 2/32 of an inch, tires must be replaced. All tires have “wear bars,” which are small, raised bars of rubber in the groove that indicate when tires are worn out. If your tread is worn down to the wear bars, it’s time for a new tire.

Radiator Flush: The coolant in your radiator doesn’t last forever and over time it can break down and start to corrode the inside of your radiator. A radiator flush once a year is cheap insurance against radiator repairs.

Headlights: Take a good look all around your vehicle headlight and stoplight, you may find out that you need to replace a bulb or two. Not only is it unsafe to drive with one headlight, you can get a ticket!

Belts & Hoses: Have belts and hoses checked to ensure that belts are not worn and fittings are tight.

WINTER

Auto Maintenance Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brake Inspection: Have your brakes inspected twice a year just to be sure everything is in perfect condition.

Battery: Ensure that the battery is charged and that contacts are clean.

Tire: Check the tire pressure. Cold weather can reduce tire pressure by 1 psi for every 10 degree drop in temperature. If you have a spare tire in the trunk, check it for damage and pressure as well.

Antifreeze: Antifreeze (the juice that goes in your radiator) is an essential part of your car’s winter protection. Your car contains a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze. Make sure the level is full and the mixture is close to 50/50.

Windshield washer fluid: You’ll be using lots of washer fluid as you try to keep your windshield sparkly. *Tip: Don’t fill your washer fluid reservoir with anything except washer fluid, it won’t freeze!

Spark plug wires: Plug wires affect performance, gas mileage and general reliability. Be sure yours are in top shape.

 

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Your car is an investment; protect your investment by keeping up with the car maintenance services during the four seasons of the year. When it comes time to sell your car or make repairs, having maintained some of these basic areas will really pay off. BINGO Tire shop is centrally located in Charlotte Area. Stop by or give us a call to have your vehicle maintenance areas checked over by our highly trained professional auto technicians!