Owning a reliable vehicle is very much a two-way street: you take care of your vehicle, and your vehicle takes care of you. Just like going to your yearly physical exam and visiting the dentist every six months, periodic routine maintenance is a necessity for keeping your car running dependably. Here are a few simple tips from us, here at Husker Auto, designed to make sure you get the most out of your vehicle.

Routine Oil Changes

Motor oil keeps your car's engine cool, lubricated, and running smoothly. On average, it should be changed every six months or every 5,000 to 7,5000 miles, whichever comes first. This figure varies depending on the vehicle and the type of oil it requires, so it is always a good idea to check your owner's manual for an accurate oil change timeline.

Car Check-Ups

Car check-ups, also known as multi-point inspections, are similar to a physical exam at your doctor's office. They are designed to catch, diagnose, and fix common problems early before they can become more damaging (and costly). It is a good idea to get your car in for a check-up regularly. Our certified Mercedes-Benz technicians would be happy to give your vehicle a check-up to maintain its dependability.

Listen to Your Car

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Of everyone in the world, you are the person who knows your car the best. That means that you are going to be the first person to notice a problem with it. Do you hear a new squeal in the engine? Can you feel a shudder in the transmission that was not there last month? Does it smell like your engine could be burning oil? These are all clues that something is going wrong with your vehicle. Instead of turning up the radio to drown out that new engine sound, bring your car in to us and let us help figure out what the problem is.

Bottom Line: Take Care of Your Car and It Will Take Care of You

If you want to keep your car dependable, simply following these steps will go a long way. Catching problems early rather than letting them quietly balloon into a bigger issue will help extend the longevity and dependability of your vehicle. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Lincoln, Nebraska, and let us know your specific situation so that we may better serve you.