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PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 04, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- As we are in the middle of this summer season, it's not only important to make sure that we stay in shape, but we need to make sure our automobile stay in shape too. At Delta Auto Protect we see our fair share of automotive trouble that could have been avoided with the help of some routine maintenance, which is why we put together this list of a few key tips that could keep your car from taking an unnecessary trip to the repair shop.
Listen To Your Automobile
Even if you don't know a lot about cars, keeping a close eye on your car can help you catch anything out of the ordinary. Whether it be a scratch by your door or a slightly swollen tire, noticing these small things can can help identify a problem before it escalates into something bigger. For example, just one bad tire can damage your car's rims and suspension when left unnoticed.
Much in the same vein, keeping a keen ear will also help you identify potential issues. When we sneeze repeatedly, it may be a sign we are getting sick. Just like those warning signs, an unusual noise, rattle, or shake from your automobile may be a sign that something is wrong and needs to be looked at.
Check Under The Hood
This may sound like a daunting task but most car owners can do a simple under-the-hood maintenance check with just a little bit of guidance. While this is not a comprehensive check of the engine, simply checking the fluid levels and inspecting the hoses, belts and battery can give you a good idea of how your automobile is holding up.
While your car is not running, have a good look at the hoses and belts attached to the various parts of your engine. Make sure the rubber isn't brittle and rotting away. While you are at it, make sure your fluid levels aren't close to running dry. If you aren't sure how to access these compartments just take a look at your vehicle owner's manual for a comprehensive guide on where everything is located and the proper levels for these compartments.
Have A Reputable Professional Ready
Even though you may not be visiting a mechanic regularly, it is still important to know one you can trust and rely on, just in case. Ask friends and family for their favorite mechanics in the area. Having a mechanic you can trust servicing your car will put your mind at ease if you happen to need to rush to a repair shop during an emergency.
Consult The Manual
Last but not least, follow the guidelines listed by your automobile's manufacturer. Your friend with a Toyota may have advice on the types of oil to put in your car, but you might be surprised to find that your manufacturer recommends something completely different. The guidelines listed in your owner's manual are there for a reason. The manufacturer tends to know what is best to keep your automobile in top shape so don't be afraid to reference the manual when needed.
Using these tips as well as practicing safe driving habits, you can rest assured that you are doing the best you can to keep your car out of the shop and on the road.
Since inception, Delta Auto Protect has been servicing Vehicle Owners with dedicated quality care and providing comprehensive coverage to all drivers nationwide. Since the beginning, our goal has been to provide exceptional service, eliminating delays, and developing the industry standard for Extended Vehicle Service Programs. How do we do it? Delta Auto Protect is staffed with ASE certified technicians who work for you. Our staff speaks directly with your repair center and provides coverage authorization in a timely manner directly over the phone.
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