3104 W. Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Located 3 Blocks East of Mathis Brothers
(405) 235-1881
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Car Care Tips

Car Care Tips in Oklahoma City, OKAt Freddies Discount Tire, we want our customers in Oklahoma City, OK, and surrounding areas to get the most out of their vehicles.

What’s the key to keeping your car running for a long time? Following the recommended maintenance intervals outlined in your owner’s manual and checking for potential problems before they happen are essential to overall vehicle maintenance. But when the time for necessary auto repairs arrives, remember where to turn: Freddies Discount Tire.

Follow the car care tips below 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. While changing your oil as required is important, using the manufacturer’s recommended oil for your vehicle 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.
  • 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. Refrigerant may also be checked prior to the onset of warmer seasons.
  • Wheel alignments can realign your wheels to your manufacturer’s specifications. 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 regular intervals will void vehicle and parts warranties.

Stay on top of routine vehicle maintenance and visit us today at 3104 W. Reno Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73107 or give us a call at (405) 235-1881 when your vehicle needs to be serviced by our professionals.

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Freddies Discount Tire in Oklahoma City, OK

Since 1964, Freddies Discount Tire has been the full-service auto repair and tire provider that drivers trust in Oklahoma City, OK and the surrounding areas of Moore, OK, Yukon, OK, Moore, OK, McLoud, OK, Norman, OK, Tuttle, OK and Shawnee, OK. Our family-owned and operated auto shop provides quality repairs and affordable tires. We stock a large inventory of tires from some of the industry’s most trusted names while performing on-site tire service and repairs. When you're in need of a preventative maintenance service like an oil change or tune-up, extensive auto repairs, or a new set of tires, see Fred for new tread! Contact us today to schedule your next service appointment.

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