1. David Suzuki Foundation – Reduce your carbon footprint.
Regularly change fluids and filters. Automatic transmission and brake fluid should be changed every 50,000 to 100,000km (or whatever interval the Owner’s Manual recommends).
Check the brakes as pad and rotors wear down when they’re applied to slow the car. When they get near the end of their service life, “stopping” performance wears down, too. Replace brake pads that are too thin or damaged rotors.
Check the electrical system. If your car battery is charged but the engine still struggles to turn over, there may be a problem with your starter motor.
Rotate your tires, especially with all-wheel-drive vehicles as tire rotation is critical to prolonging the life of components1.
Use a reliable shop for repairs and maintenance. In addition to any repairs needed, a reputable repair facility can help you with ongoing preventative maintenance on your auto, saving you money in the long term and extending the life of your automobile.
1. Ontario Ministry. Maintaining your vehicle.