Jason Shade: Hello. My name is Jason Shade. I’m the general manager here at S&S Tire Beaumont Center in Brannon Crossing. Here are a few little automotive tips that could help save you some money down the road, and they’re very, very, very simple tips.
For starters, it’s the life of your battery. How long as it been since you’ve had your battery checked for ampage? Inclement weather is really, really hard on batteries, so the hotter it is the harder it is on the battery. The colder it is, the harder it is on the battery. And the normal battery life is between two to five years, so if you haven’t checked it, it might be something that you want to look into, and we do that here at no cost.
Another little tip would be to just keep a quarter tank of gas or a little more than a quarter rank of gas in your vehicle at all times. What this does, it puts extra stress onto the fuel pump, especially whenever it’s cold and it’s working extra hard to suck that extra fuel up into the system to run the vehicle. So, if you can keep more than a quarter tank of gas, it could potentially save you a lot of money because a fuel pump is a very expensive repair as we all know.
Another simple tip would be just, you know, typical vehicle maintenance, keeping up with the tire rotations, checking the filters, checking the belts, doing ana oil change every 3 to 5000 miles, that’s a big one. And we do a free tire rotation here whenever you do an oil change as part of the service. We’ll check the fluids, we’ll rotate the tires, check the belts. We’ll do all that stuff for you, so all of the maintenance issues that I have been over is something that’s part of our basic service whenever you just do an oil change.
That’s it. That’s just a few tips from Under the Hood here at S&S and we hope to see you next time.
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