• New Year’s Resolutions for Your Vehicle

    February 1, 2022
  • A keyless vehicle in Springfield, IL with a 2022 start button that a vehicle owner is pressing for a new year’s resolution.

    It’s February, which means many of us have entered a new year with goals to make specific improvements in our lives, whether it’s starting (and sticking to) a workout program, improving our diet, dropping a bad habit, or making a career move. Since we’re in the spirit of improving ourselves, why not improve the way we treat our vehicles, too? After all, aside from our homes, it’s likely the most valuable and important physical asset we own. Here are four New Year’s resolutions all of us should make for our vehicles. For all of your vehicle maintenance needs in Springfield, IL, contact Jack Stoldt Auto Service Center at (217) 522-9113.

    Wash It and Check the Tire Pressure Every Weekend

    Washing your car inside and out does more than making it look shiny and clean. It helps preserve the paint job and upholstery, which can keep the value of your car from depreciating as quickly. Checking your tire pressure takes minutes at most, and it can help you detect slow leaks and underinflated tires before they lead to unnecessary wear — or worse, cause a blowout on the highway.

    A close-up shot of oil being poured into a vehicle for a scheduled oil change in Springfield, IL.Change the Oil Every 3,000 to 5,000 Miles — And Really Do It

    Ask 100 people if they know they should change their vehicle’s oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles depending on make and model, and most if not all would tell you that’s a no-brainer. Follow up by asking how many do it, and the number who answer yes — if they’re being honest — will drop sharply.

    Most of us don’t intend to neglect our vehicles by waiting too long between oil changes. We just get busy and it falls down our list of things to do. This year, make it a priority. Your vehicle will thank you for lasting longer and not succumbing as quickly to costly mechanical problems. Contact the team at Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center in Springfield, IL, for an oil change today.

    Stay Up to Date on Your Scheduled Maintenance

    Aside from oil changes, your vehicle requires several other regular maintenance services to stay in top working order. Transmission fluid needs to be changed, spark plugs need replacing and timing belts may need updating. Like with all vehicle issues, the more you stay on top of these, the more your car will thank you by giving you fewer problems. Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center in Springfield, IL, offers these services and more at a price you can afford.

    A clean and repaired braking system on a vehicle in Springfield, IL that requires scheduled maintenance checks from our mechanics.Get Your Brakes Fixed

    A vehicle’s brakes are arguably its most important feature — ask anyone who’s needed to use them to avoid a potentially catastrophic accident. If you can’t remember the last time you had your car’s brakes replaced, now is the time to get them checked to see how much life they have left. You don’t want to wait until they fail. The brake repair experts at Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center in Springfield, IL, can service your vehicle and restore your brakes to top working order today.