New Year Car Care Checklist

Dec 29, 2017 - 1 minute read

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Keeping Columbia Area Drivers on the Road

Looking to enter the new year without squeaky brakes? Think your car is in need of a little love? We’ve got the perfect checklist for you. With the new year upon us, it’s the perfect time to make sure your car’s doing alright. With a little help from us at Apple Ford Lincoln, Columbia drivers will know what’s good to go and what could use a little fixing!

The Must-See Checklist

  • Brakes. If you hear a squeaky noise when you brake, it’s time to replace those brake pads. However, if you hear a grinding noise, you likely need new rotors and should schedule a service appointment near Columbia sooner rather than later.

  • Battery. There are few easy ways to tell you need a new battery; if your automatic windows roll up and down slowly and/or the electronics inside your car dim when you push the window buttons you’re likely driving with an old battery.

  • Tires. Since winter has just begun, you better make sure your tires are in good shape. We wouldn’t want you slipping and sliding on those snowy roads! Simply insert a quarter into a few of the grooves on each tire; if George Washington’s head is just a bit hidden, you’re good to go!

  • Fluids and Filters. It’s a smart idea to regularly get all of the fluids and filters in your car replaced. This will guarantee that your vehicle operates at peak efficiency. Read about our professionally trained service department in Columbia to see why you should service your vehicle with us!

With professionally trained service technicians prepped and ready to handle all of your vehicle needs, Apple Ford Lincoln is the place to have your vehicle serviced!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our service department at (866) 696-6642.

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