Your Car Checkup Calendar: 3 Steps You Might Miss

Posted By: Main Auto Body, Inc. | April 5, 2019

Signing A Document In An Auto Shop

Everyone knows they need regular oil changes, fluid checks, coolant flushes and the like. But as you schedule your annual car checkups, there are a few important steps that many drivers might forget. To keep your car in top condition, Main Auto Body, Inc. suggests three can’t-miss checkups for your vehicle this year.

  1. Alignment

We take everyday driving for granted, but over time those daily commutes and weekend trips cause wear and tear on your car’s alignment. And if you’ve been in even a minor collision, the risk for misalignment increases significantly. In turn, misalignment can be responsible for tire wear and steering issues that have the potential to cause serious safety risks. It’s best practice to get your alignment checked anytime you bring your vehicle in for service or at least once a year.

  1. Dents and Body Damage

From door dings to mishaps while backing up, dents and scratches are often unavoidable. It’s important to have any body damage checked out by an experienced technician not only to keep your car’s paint job in pristine condition, but also to avoid ongoing corrosion and even damage to overall structural integrity. Fortunately, paintless dent repair offers a quick, easy way to address this damage and restore your car in no time.

  1. Damaged Glass

Over time your windshield may become cracked and damaged from loose gravel, airborne debris or accidents. Be sure to examine your windshield annually, looking for breaks, scratches, pinholes and other defects you might not otherwise notice – and don’t forget the rear window where they’re easy to miss. Any minor issues you find might not be an immediate concern, but eventually could grow into bigger problems. If damage is found, seek out glass replacement from a reputable shop to ensure you have a clear view on the road.

Schedule an Appointment

When your car needs a checkup, bring it to the Willamette Valley’s and Central Oregon’s trusted source for collision repairs, alignment and more – Main Auto Body, Inc. Our I-Car Gold Certified technicians complete extensive, ongoing training and use the latest techniques and technologies to keep your vehicle safe and efficient. Contact one of our nine locations today to schedule an appointment.

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