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Car Care Tips

Car Care Tips in Baton Rouge, LAEveryone wants to get the most out of their vehicle. Your car, truck, or SUV isn't just a valuable investment, but it's also an important part of your life. Whether you need to get to work or school, travel or run errands, your vehicle needs to be running at its best. 

At Fife Tire & Car Care, LLC, we provide tires and auto repair to Baton Rouge, as well as the nearby City of Central, Shenandoah, Old Jefferson, Prairieville, Monticello,, Zeeland Place, and Denham Springs. But we don't just repair and service vehicles - we also provide tips and advice on how to extend its life and ensure maximum efficiency and fuel economy. If you live in Baton Rouge or the surrounding region, you can trust that our auto repair shop will offer great service and sound advice to help you care for your car. 

What’s the key to keeping your car running for a long time? Following the recommended maintenance intervals outlined in your owner’s manual and checking for potential problems before they happen. When you need your vehicle looked at or your car fixed when you know there's a problem, take your car, truck, or SUV to us and we'll be happy to take a look. Our skilled mechanics provide auto repairs with excellence and once you're back on the road, be sure to follow these tips. 

And when time for necessary auto repairs or routine maintenance like oil changes arrives, remember where to turn: Fife Tire & Car Care, LLC.

Follow the car care tips below to keep your vehicle running reliably:

  • Change the oil within the suggested service intervals. Checking and changing your oil and oil filter will help your engine and vehicle run smoothly. While changing your oil as required is important, using the manufacturer’s recommended oil for your vehicle can improve gas mileage by 1-2%.
  • Moving components require regular lubrication and should be checked as often as the oil is changed. Driveline components, like CV and u-joints, are flexible components that, if not properly lubricated, can break down and cause other major components to go with them.
  • Transmission and differential fluid are other important fluids to check during service intervals. Unusual noises, sluggish shifting, or abrupt gear changes are all signs that your transmission service interval is quickly approaching or has passed. For fluid specifications, be sure to consult your owner’s manual for your manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid type and viscosity.
  • Pay attention to battery life. Battery connections should be kept tight, clean, and free of corrosion. Batteries rarely provide warnings before failing, so be sure to seek battery replacements as necessary.
  • Brake fluid can attract moisture, which will corrode components. Brake fluid should be replaced once a year to keep calipers, hoses, and other components in top operating condition. Other important fluids to consider changing on a regular basis include power steering fluid and coolant. Each fluid has its own service interval, so be sure to check with the manufacturer.
  • Fully functioning climate control systems are important to your comfort and your overall safety. A complete flush and fill of the coolant system is necessary for ridding the system of dirt and rust collected from the engine, radiator, and various hoses. Refrigerant may also be checked prior to the onset of warmer seasons.
  • Wheel alignments can realign your wheels to your manufacturer’s specifications. Wheel alignments improve straight-line tracking and reduce tire wear. If you feel unusual pulling to one side, it is time for a wheel alignment.
  • Avoid stop-and-go driving. This wastes fuel and adds unnecessary wear and premature age to crucial components.

By following these tips and the service intervals listed inside your owner’s manual, you can guard against major repairs and unexpected failures. Proper vehicle maintenance can save you money in the long run, and improve your safety and the safety of your passengers, while neglecting suggested services at recommended intervals will void vehicle and parts warranties.

Stay on top of routine vehicle maintenance and visit us today or contact us online when your vehicle needs to be serviced by our professionals.

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Fife Tire & Car Care, LLC in Baton Rouge, LA

Welcome to Fife Tire & Car Care, LLC! Since 1996 we have been a leader in offering name brand tires and competitively priced auto repair services for customers in Baton Rouge, LA, City of Central, LA, Denham Springs, LA, Greenwell Springs, LA, and surrounding areas. Our auto shop is family owned and operated and we treat each of our customers like family. With competitively priced tires for sale and dependable auto repairs performed by experienced and ASE-certified mechanics, look to Fife Tire & Car Care, LLC for your next auto or tire service! Browse our website, conveniently shop for tires online, and then give us a call to schedule your next car repair!

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Phone: (225) 923-2500
Fax: (225) 923-2856
Address: 2967 Monterrey Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
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