used car maintenance, The Auto ConnectionUsed car maintenance is an important part of keeping your car running great. Follow these simple steps from The Auto Connection to keep it running well.

The Auto Connection’s ASE certified mechanics recommend you check your air filter at every other oil change in your used car. If it looks dirty, replace it. Even if it doesn’t look dirty, you should replace the preowned car’s air filter every about 15,000 miles.

If your used car’s brake pedal feels softer than usual, or if it sinks to the floor when pressed, that indicates your car has a brake fluid leak or a defective master cylinder. This needs to be checked immediately at The Auto Connection service center.

While you certainly can put additives in your gas to clean the injectors, it is important to have The Auto Connection ASE certified mechanic clean your used car fuel injector every 20,000 to 30,000 miles. Depending on how clogged your used car’s fuel injector is, doing so will improve your fuel efficiency.

Used car maintenance for all seasons

Overheating can occur in any climate, hot or cold. In Hampton Roads, weather can change quickly. To prevent your used car from overheating, The Auto Connection ASE certified mechanics say check the coolant level in your used car’s radiator at every oil change or every 3,000 miles. The Auto Connection mechanics also say add fluid to the plastic reservoir in the side of the radiator if necessary. Use the lines marked on the side of the reservoir as a guide for filling. It is also a good idea to have your used car’s radiator flushed every year at The Auto Connection service center.

The Auto Connection mechanics recommend replacing your preowned car’s wiper blades every few years as a  buy here pay here program regular part of car maintenance. Windshield wiper blades are inexpensive and provide a key line of defense when it comes to your safety on the road. Top off your windshield wiper fluid in your used car’s reservoir often especially in foul weather months.

Tune-ups on the great used car you bought The Auto Connection are necessary about every 50,000 miles. It involves replacing the spark plugs, wire set, possibly the fuel filter, the air filter, and hooking the car up to an engine diagnostic system to figure problems before they become critical.

Replacing a fuel filter used to be done in the course of routine car maintenance every 10,000 to 15,000 miles thanks to cleaner gas and better fuel filter technology. However, The Auto Connection preowned cars fuel filters only need to be replaced every 50,000 miles.

The fuel filter keeps debris and other deposits from entering the car engine. A clogged fuel filter can result in reduced engine performance and fuel efficiency. If you have an older car that you bought with the buy here pay here program at The Auto Connection, change the fuel filter every year

Replacing a fuel filter used to be done in the course of routine car maintenance every 10,000 to 15,000 miles thanks to cleaner gas and better fuel filter technology. However, The Auto Connection preowned cars fuel filters only need to be replaced every 50,000 miles. We care about used car maintenance.

The fuel filter keeps debris and other deposits from entering the car engine. A clogged fuel filter can result in reduced engine performance and fuel efficiency. If you have an older car that you bought with the buy here pay here program at The Auto Connection, change the fuel filter every year.

+ The Auto Connection helps you get into an affordable used car with the buy here pay here program in Norfolk, Richmond, Danville, Newport News and Wilson, N.C.