4 Reasons Not to Ignore Regular Cadillac Service

Taking the time to maintain your vehicle may seem like an unnecessary burden. However, just like you take care of your body every day, your car needs regular maintenance to keep functioning well. While there are many viable reasons not to neglect your Cadillac service, one of the primary ones is that it can be quite dangerous in the long run.

1. It’s Expensive in the Long Run

This reason does not always make a lot of sense, especially considering that every visit you make to a Cadillac service costs you money. Cheaper now does not always translate to less expensive in the long run. If you ignore oil change appointments, your car will start consuming a lot of gas, which means you will pay more at the filling station.

Failure to change oil at the right time might also cause sludge buildup around the engine, causing your vehicle to experience mechanical problems that can cost you more to fix or lower the car’s resale value. It might feel nice to save a few dollars when skipping your Cadillac maintenance appointments, but that is just like postponing the inevitable; it is far more expensive to fix a problem than to prevent it.

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5 Essential Services You’ll Find at Your Local Cadillac Dealership

If you own an exceptional Cadillac vehicle, servicing it should be a priority. Your service requirements should measure up to the car’s impeccable standards. Dealerships offer routine maintenance as well as major repairs. Having your Cadillac serviced at an exceptional dealership is the best move as your vehicle is diagnosed and fixed by highly trained technicians with meticulous skills. Here are some essential services you’ll find at your local Cadillac dealership.

1. Oil Change

Your Cadillac must undergo maintenance, which includes an oil change. Oil changes ensure your car runs properly. Over time, dirt builds up in your car’s engine, thus keeping it from running efficiently. Apart from keeping your engine clean, regular oil changes give the engine a longer life, thus adding to your Cadillac longevity. Changing your car’s oil also helps protect other engine parts and gives you the advantage of better gas mileage.

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6 Tips for Maintaining Your Car’s Paint Job

With any car, you’ll want to keep it looking like the day you drove it off the lot. One way to do that is by maintaining the paint job. Here are six tips to keeping your vehicle’s paint in tip-top shape.

Know How to Wash Your Car

The most important thing you can do to maintain your car’s paint job is to properly wash your car and do so regularly. When washing your car, maintain a safe distance between the water nozzle and your vehicle because water pressure that is too strong may damage the paint itself. Wash your car from the top down, apply soapy water in sections, scrub with a non-abrasive mitt, then gently rinse. Repeat this process until your car is clean, then dry with a microfiber towel.

Wax Your Car

As part of your car washing process, make sure to wax your vehicle at the end. Waxing both protects your car and allows it to shine after a quality wash job. You may be tempted to use a polish instead, but many polishing products actually contain abrasives that can cause harm to your paint.

Protect Your Car From the Sun

The sun’s rays can fade your vehicle’s paint, making it less likely to shine. You probably won’t be able to correct fading by washing or waxing either. Of course, driving in the sun generally cannot be avoided, but you can be strategic when parking your vehicle either at home or when you’re out for the day. Try to park in your home garage if you have one, or at least under some shade, like a carport. When out on the town, use parking garages instead of open lot or street parking.

Safely Remove Bird Droppings

Unless you always keep your car in the garage or under a tarp, it’s inevitable that it will eventually be the recipient of bird droppings or bug splatterings. Some bugs are rampant in the spring and summer months and slowly chip away at your paint if you don’t wash them off regularly. It’s the same with tree sap — if you don’t take the time to remove it soon, you may end up with paint damage.

To take care of these environmental obstacles to a clean paint job, consider using a waterless wash or purchasing a quick detail spray. To use, spray over the covered spot and then wipe clean with a microfiber towel. React fast and wipe gently, and your paint will be none the wiser.

Immediately Fix Scratches

To maintain your car’s paint job, you should also fix scratches as soon as you notice them. You can fix a superficial scratch with touch up paint or a scratch repair pen. Deeper scratches can either be addressed at a professional paint shop or you may be able to take care of this yourself by sanding around the scratch, using a primer, and then repainting. 

Following the tips on this list should keep your car looking brand new so you can enjoy the look of it for many years to come.

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Creating an Emergency Kit for Your Vehicle

On the vast network of open roads that covers the United States, breakdowns are common. Keep yourself and your family prepared through the creation of a fully equipped and well-maintained vehicle emergency kit. Take a look below to discover what you’ll need to add to your kit and why.

Include a Full-Fledged First-Aid Kit

In case of a breakdown that causes an injury, a complete first-aid kit must be included in your vehicle emergency kit. Your first-aid kit should contain items used in the treatment of burns, cuts, scrapes, stings, splinters, sprains, strains, and breaks. It’s also wise to include items that treat fever, nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, mild to moderate pain, gastrointestinal problems, skin problems, and allergies.

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Simple Ways to Maintain, Care for Your Automatic Transmission

If you drive a car with an automatic transmission, you might take it for granted. You put it in ‘Drive’ and away you go. But you should take measures to make sure that your transmission keeps on working as smoothly as it should. Here are some ways to take care of your transmission and avoid costly repairs.

Check the Fluid

It sounds simple, but checking your transmission fluid regularly is the easiest way of taking care of your automatic transmission. Not only will it show that you have the correct level of fluid, but, if the level is really low, it can also identify if you have a leak. Finding a leak early can save you an expensive repair later on.

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Caring for Your Brakes Keeps You Safe Driving Down the Road

Your car’s braking system is one of the most important because your safety, and that of your passengers, depends on it. You can take steps to prevent issues with your brakes and you should understand the signs warning you of a potential brake problem.

Check Your Brake Fluid

Brake fluid is the lifeblood of your braking system and should be checked regularly. If it’s dirty or showing signs of contamination, it’s time to have the system flushed. If the level drops, you might have a leak, and a regular check will enable you to catch the problem quickly and get it fixed before it becomes a bigger issue.

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Cadillac Brakes

Have peace of mind… Some tips how to take care of your brakes

While each component of your car plays a vital role in making it run efficiently, your car’s brakes are perhaps one of the most crucial. If your car’s brakes aren’t working correctly, it could place you, the passengers in your car, and other travelers in great danger. Prevent that by following these tips on how to take care of your brakes. 

Watch for Warning Signs

Several signs that can be indicative of brake issues, including a wobbling sensation or a metallic squealing noise when you apply the brakes.  While a vibrating steering wheel or squeaky brakes shouldn’t affect the efficiency of your brakes, it’s something you want to resolve sooner than later. 

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Cadillac Tire Care

Tire rotation, maintenance important to your vehicle’s safety

If you own a Cadillac, you likely already know how important it is to maintain your vehicle. One of the most important maintenance steps is rotating and replacing your tires. Your tires keep your vehicle moving. Their tread helps your vehicle grip the surface below, allowing you to get from here to there are safely as possible. Here are some tips to help you take better care of your tires. 

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