At Reliable Auto Service, we want our customers in Magnolia, MS, Summit, MS, McComb, MS, and surrounding areas to get the most out of their vehicles. When the time for necessary auto repairs arrives, remember where to turn: Reliable Auto Service...We're your mechanic.

Follow these care tips 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. It is critical for your engine and valve train and 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.

  • Our climate is often very hot. Check your A/C system annually. 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. Flush and fill at least every two years or 25,000 miles.

  • Wheel alignments and balancing affects both safety and comfort. Have this service performed every 15,000 miles and drive with confidence. 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 when your vehicle needs to be serviced by our professionals.

CAR CARE TIPS

What’s the key to keeping your car running for a long time?

Follow the recommended maintenance intervals outlined in your owner’s manual and check for potential problems before they happen.

If you notice any of these from your car...    better see us

  • Unusual sounds

  • Unusual odors

  • Drips or puddles

  • Warning lights

  • Erratic running

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