Car Maintenance Tips – VFC Engineering

Monthly Car Maintenance Tips

Staying on top of monthly car maintenance can make all of the difference to the life of your car. Especially during the winter, it is important to stay on top of potential damage or wear and tear that can take a toll on your vehicle. This will save you both time and money in the long-run, causing less of a need for BMW service in Chicago!

Air Filter

Check under your hood to see your air filter; take it out and hold it up to a strong light source. You should be able to see the air coming from the filter. If you can’t see the light, it is likely time to replace your filter. They are inexpensive and they can help increase your gas mileage as well as the life of your car altogether.

Brake Fluid

You know to check your car’s oil, but how often are you checking the brake fluid? In order to check the brake fluid level, look for the reservoir that is near the brake booster and master cylinder. The fluid level should be half an inch from the top. Check for any discoloration and clean off dirt near the reservoir.


Your car’s battery plays a crucial role in its lifespan. Check for any frayed or broken cables and tighten the nut that secures the battery in place. It is especially important to check for a buildup of corrosion on the battery.

These small checks every month can make all of the difference in the lifespan of your car. If you’re in need of Audi, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen or BMW service in Chicago, contact our team at VFC Engineering today!

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