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Basic Auto Care Many Drivers Miss

Fluids and lubricants rank among the most neglected items when it comes to basic auto care, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

Community car care events held throughout the country found that the top-three fluids most likely to be low or contaminated are windshield washer fluid in 26 percent of inspected vehicles, followed by engine oil at 23 percent and coolant at 19 percent.

Windshield washer fluid keeps dirt and debris from collecting on a vehicle's windshield, allowing the driver full visibility and making it an essential safety item. Windshield washer fluid should be checked monthly and drivers should use a fluid that is specially formulated for their climate.

Engine oil lubricates the moving parts of a vehicle's engine, helping keep the engine clean and preventing wear and overheating. Neglecting to change a vehicle's oil can lead to costly repairs, including replacement. Engine oil levels should be checked frequently and changed per the owner's manual.

Coolant absorbs heat from the engine and dissipates it through the radiator and heat exchanger. Because coolant breaks down over time, neglecting it can lead to corrosion, rust and engine overheating. Flushing and replacing coolant every six to 12 months, depending upon climate, will help prevent costly repairs.

"Checking fluids and lubricants is easy to put off, but each is critical to your vehicle running properly and safely," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "The good news is that they are easy to check and inexpensive to replace. Whether you do it yourself or visit a trusted technician, be sure to inspect your vehicle for any possible signs of trouble so you can address minor service needs before they turn into major repairs."

Source: Car Care Council


What Our Customers Are Saying

Personnel here are very courteous, friendly and helpful. The waiting area is always very clean. Reps at front desk, Steve and Rob try to make sure all your automotive concerns are taken care of. Estimates of repairs necessary are given. Repairs are A-one. I will continue to use them for my car care needs.

, 06/24/2022

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Brought my vehicle in thinking I had a tie rod problem which would be expensive but thanks to Ronsicks Auto they checked out my vehicle and found it was not the tie rods but something different. They saved me $500 + in repairs. I like their honesty and prompt service. They have my business going forward. The staff is very professional and polite.

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Exceptional service! The team is very caring, attentive to detail, and cost if service is always reasonable price, The strong customer care culture is endorsed by all employees and is clearly demonstrated by the owner, Steve Sr and Jr. Thanks for caring!

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Had my car in for a state inspection and to find the source of a squeak in the rear of the car. I was told that a strut was the source of the noise & to take it back to whoever did the installation because it should still be under warranty. Very honest workers.

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Service was fast and the staff was super awesome! It's always nice to walk in and see Steve. I never fell pressured, service and recommended repairs are always explained. Any recommendations are given in a written estimate which is helpful. Thank you!

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