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New Car Maintaining

Tips for Maintaining a New Car

Properly maintaining your car is key to keeping it in top condition. It can also help ensure your safety, the safety of your passengers and your fellow drivers. Here are some ways to help keep your car running smoothly.

Check and change the oil at regular intervals
This is perhaps the most important way you can keep your engine running smoothly for a long time to come. By checking your oil levels at least once a month, you will know how much, if any, oil your car is using, and help you detect potential problems before they happen.

Have cooling systems flushed and change coolants
Engine oil isn’t the only type of oil in your car that needs to be checked at regular intervals.While they don’t need to be checked and changed nearly as often, transmission and differential oils should be changed at specific times as well. A general rule of thumb is to change your transmission fluids every 30,000 miles, but you should consult your owner’s manual to see what is recommended for your make and model.

Wax regularly
On the subject of keeping your car not only running, but also looking good, is how often you should wax your car. While how often you should wax your car is open to debate, it is generally believed that it should be done somewhere between once every six months and once every year. If you are on the more obsessive side as far as how your car looks, waxing every 3 months isn’t unreasonable. Waxing regularly keeps your paint in good condition and defends the body of your car against some types of cosmetic damage. Only the highest quality of wax should be used to ensure that your car benefits as much as possible from its waxing.

Clean your vehicle
While most people vacuum and wash their cars on a fairly regular basis, there’s more to cleaning your car than vacuuming the inside and making the outside shine. Your car travels on streets of all kinds and in all conditions and, in doing so,encounters many unpleasant and unsavory things. From everyday road grime to winter salt, the underside of your car goes through a lot on a daily basis. So, when washing your car, you should periodically hose off the underside to remove all potentially harmful and disturbing substances from your car.

About Spirit West Rapid Refinish

Spirit West Rapid Refinish, established in 2011, was formed to focus on providing quality service for customers who are paying out of pocket for automobile repairs and streamline the workflow volume.

We take great pride with teamwork and our commitment to making sure our team receives training on the latest innovative state-of-the-art equipment and collision repair techniques.

We are proud to say our team is family, and we treat our customers like family too. Whether you need minor collision repair services, bumper repair or vehicle paint, give us a call today (636) 386-8060 to see how we can restore your vehicle to its original factory finish or stop by the shop 14643 Manchester Rd, Manchester, MO 63011 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm closed 12pm-1pm daily.




Spirit West Motor Carriage, founded in 1977, is a full-service auto body repair shop serving the St. Louis and surrounding Metro area. For nearly four decades, our family-owned business and our experienced staff have been providing quality auto collision repair, mechanical, paintless dent repair (PDR), complete paint refinishing, and wheel and framing alignment services.