Your car is a vital piece of machinery that you rely on every day to help you get around the greater Laredo, TX area. Cars are no longer a luxury item; they’re a staple of modern society. That’s why it’s so vital that you take great care of yours whether you have a new 2019 Mazda CX-5 or not.

Here at Sames Mazda, we’ve spent April paying extra attention to our vehicles. Car care is one of the most important responsibilities of owning a vehicle. To that end, we thought we’d highlight why it’s essential and which areas to keep an eye on.

Adhering to a regular maintenance schedule may seem like a hassle, but when you factor in how much it improves everything from safety to performance, maintenance a couple of times a year is nothing. Keeping great care of your car or SUV also keeps its value up while lowering overall repair costs.

So, what areas should you be keeping your eye on? The big one is your engine oil. We know what a hassle it can be to get your oil changed when you’re supposed to, which is about twice a year. However, clean and full engine oil works hard to lubricate your engine’s parts and cool it. Without it, you’ll likely overheat your engine and incur much costlier repairs as well as endanger yourself.

Your brake fluid is also essential. This fluid makes your brakes work, but unfortunately, over time, it gathers water and becomes less effective. It’s important to keep an eye on your brake fluid level and bring in your vehicle for service if you notice it’s low.

Finally, it’s important to regularly inspect your tire treads and tire pressure. These elements not only affect your performance, but they also affect your safety. Luckily, as your Laredo Mazda dealership, we can help.

Visit us today for expert Mazda service. We’ll get you back on the road in no time.