Driving an import car, like a BMW, Acura, Audi, or Mercedes, means you get more power, more luxury, and more enjoyment out of your ride. After multiple trips to the office, across the country, or just around town, give your import car some special treatment by sticking to these maintenance guidelines:
- Keep dust off the exterior – A light layer of dust settling on top of your vehicle’s exterior may not seem like a big deal, but if left to sit, it can create issues with the exterior and your car’s paint job. Take your car through the wash regularly to get rid of dust and other grime.
- Check your oil – Your import vehicle needs all the oil it can get, but the quality of the oil is important, too. Get your oil changed regularly (anywhere between 3,000 and 5,000 miles) to ensure you have plenty of clean oil lubricating your engine and the parts under the hood.
- Care for your tires—Your tires set your car in motion, so without them, you won’t get very far. We recommend replacing your tires after the tread shrinks to 1.5 millimeters or less. Not only will this improve ride quality, but it is also one of the best things you can do for safety.
- Keep tabs on your battery—Faulty batteries are one of the main causes of unexpected vehicle breakdowns. Make sure your terminals are tightly screwed and plan to replace the battery in your vehicle about every three years.
- Replace your wipers—Do your wiper blades barely manage to wipe away water from your windshield when it rains? Commit to replacing them regularly to improve your sight during stormy conditions and prevent damage to your windshield.
- Follow a rigorous maintenance schedule—Properly maintaining your import vehicle is one of the best things you can do for its performance and longevity. Our team at Johnson & Johnson Import Specialists, Inc. can help with all needed maintenance tasks and ensure your car is always ready to hit the road.