Category Archives: Car Care

Man holding a tire by a car

When Should I Rotate the Tires on My Vehicle?

How Often You Should Get a Tire Rotation

Do you know when you got your tires rotated last? In general, drivers should expect to get a tire rotation every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. However, do you know why tire rotations are so important? Here at U.S. Auto Sales, we will explore the importance of tire rotations and what may happen if you don’t rotate your tires often enough.

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Driver with their hands on the steering wheel

How Often Should I Drive My Car?

Maintaining Your Vehicle While Staying at Home

Over the past several months, drivers that typically explore the roads have ben finding themselves at home more frequently. Although you may not be driving as much as you’ve used to, it’s still important to keep tabs on the health of your vehicle. Like people, it’s unhealthy to stay in one place for too long. So, how often should you drive your car? It’s recommended that you drive your vehicle at least once every two weeks for at least 15 minutes each time. Below, we will detail a few common problems drivers may encounter if they don’t drive their vehicle enough.

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Mechanic waxing a white car

What are the Benefits of Waxing Your Vehicle?

Why You Should Consider Waxing Your Car

If you own a vehicle, you might have wondered whether you should wax your vehicle. Waxing your vehicle adds an extra layer of protection to your vehicle’s exterior. Surprisingly, not many drivers choose to wax their vehicles today, despite the numerous benefits that you can get by regularly doing so. Here, we will explore various reasons why you should consider waxing your car if you don’t already.

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Mechanic holding a new air filter

When Should I Replace the Air Filter in My Car?

How Often Should an Air Filter Be Changed in a Vehicle?

Occasionally, drivers will need to replace the air filter in their car. Air filters are helpful for preventing environmental debris like dirt, sand, and dust from reaching your engine. Over time, the air filter will collect too much debris and cause your vehicle’s performance to be negatively impacted if it isn’t replaced. Experts recommend that drivers should replace the air filter in their vehicle once every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. If you aren’t sure when you changed your air filter last, here are some symptoms to watch for.

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Mechanic pouring oil into an engine

Differences Between Conventional Oil and Synthetic Oil

Conventional Oil vs Synthetic Oil Comparison

Whether you are getting an oil change or considering changing your oil type, you’ve likely heard about both conventional and synthetic oil. While both do well at lubing the engine, these two oil types are very different. Below, we will explore the differences between conventional oil and synthetic oil.

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Mechanic aligning the wheels on a red car

How Often Should I Get a Wheel Alignment?

How to Tell That Your Wheels are Out of Alignment

Do you know when the last time you got a wheel alignment was? To ensure that your car goes where you want it to, it’s important that you get your wheels aligned periodically. So, how often should you get a wheel alignment? It’s recommended that you get your wheels aligned every two or three years. However, driving on poorly maintained roads or hitting curbs and potholes could require realignment sooner. Unsure if your wheels are misaligned? Here’s how you can tell if your wheels are out of alignment.

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