• How to Take Care of Your Vehicle for National Car Care Month

    May 1, 2022
  • A car owner in Springfield, IL hugging their white vehicle to symbolize how to take care of your vehicle for National Car Care Month.

    In the wake of everything happening in our world — and there’s been plenty — have you let caring for your vehicle slip down your list of priorities? If so, take comfort in the fact that you’re far from alone. Since National Car Care Month just passed in April, it’s the perfect time to resolve to change your habits for good.

    You don’t have to be a car guru to keep your vehicle in top shape. By staying on top of a few items, you can extend your car’s life and increase both its value and its visual appeal. Here are four easy ways to take care of your vehicle for National Car Care Month. Visit Jack Stoldt Auto Service Center in Springfield, IL, or call them at 217.522.9113 for all your car care needs.

    A specialist detailing the inside of a vehicle in Springfield, IL that is a part of National Car Care Month in April 2022.Get It Detailed

    Start by getting your car a good detailing. If you’re wondering what separates detailing from a basic car wash, the answer is plenty. Detailing goes way beyond washing and even waxing. A quality car detailer will also clay and polish your vehicle, deep clean the upholstery, clean and treat the tires, touch up the paint and even steam clean the engines. The result is a car that looks great, smells amazing, and holds its value much better.

    Change the Oil

    Have you driven more than 3,000 to 5,000 miles since the last time you had your vehicle’s oil changed? If your answer is “I don’t know,” that probably means yes — which means it’s time to get your car serviced ASAP. An oil change is the simplest thing you can do to improve your vehicle’s performance and extend its life, but it’s easy to neglect amid the hustle and bustle of life. If you know your car is overdue for an oil change, take it to Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center in Springfield, IL today.

    A mechanic putting new brakes on a vehicle in Springfield, IL for National Car Care Month in April 2022.Check the Brakes

    Most drivers don’t think about their vehicle’s brakes until they start to go bad. And by that point, they are putting themselves in danger each time they take their car on the road. Instead of waiting to hear that discomfiting grind when you come to a stop, take your vehicle to Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center in Springfield, IL, for a preventative brake check. At the very least, you’ll leave with the peace of mind that you have many miles of safe driving before your brakes need replacing.

    Turn That Check Engine Light Off

    Have you been driving around with your check engine light on? Don’t be ashamed — many of us wait way too long to investigate the source of that pesky light, whether because we’re scared of what the answer might be (and what it might cost) or because we’re simply too busy. But the longer you put it off, the worse the problem will become, and the harder it is to fix. Contact Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center in Springfield, IL for a full diagnostic computer check. They’ll hook the latest technology up to your engine and tell you exactly what’s going on and the best way to fix it.