6 Simple Ways to Be a Savvy SUV Owner

 

From soccer moms toting kids to practice to teenagers hauling their friends to the mall, SUVs are popular vehicles.


They can hold a lot of people and gear and they’re durable.


But in order to keep running at peak performance, they require some special maintenance.


Here’s what you need to know to keep your SUV cruising for a long time to come.

1. Be a smart budgeter

SUV repairs can be pricier than those for a smaller vehicle.


It’s a good idea to budget in a way that allows you to have some savings should your vehicle need to visit the shop.

2. Go to a great mechanic

When you go to one shop consistently, all your vehicle’s records are in one place.


Building a trusting relationship with your mechanic is always a good thing.


The dealership where you bought your SUV is the perfect choice because the auto technicians are trained to work on your specific make and model.

3. Schedule your maintenance

Staying on top of your vehicle’s regular maintenance can prevent costly repairs down the road.


Remember to consult your owner’s manual for the right time frames for oil changes and other important tasks.

4. Know what your warranty covers

When you purchase your SUV, get a detailed breakdown of what issues will be covered by your manufacturer’s warranties.


That way, if something goes wrong, you’ll know what you’re responsible to pay for.

5. Monitor tire pressure

Not only can too-low or too-high tire pressure make your tires wear unevenly, it’ll also cost you at the pump.


This is especially important for SUVs with their larger tires – and gas tanks.

6. Pay attention to road conditions

Even though an SUV is heavier and may be better on snowy or wet roads, it’s still susceptible to sliding, skidding, and slipping.

SUV love

Many people vow to never go back to a smaller vehicle once they’ve owned an SUV.


With the right care and awareness, you’re SUV will have a long life.


When you’re ready to have your vehicle serviced or it’s time for an upgrade, come and see the folks at a Serra Auto Park location for help!


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