It's surprising how easy and inexpensive it is to arrange for the little maintenance tasks that extend the life expectancy of your car, whether you drive a Volvo from Courtesy Volvo Cars of Chico or any other car. But it's equally surprising how easy it is to get so busy you just don't think about getting your car serviced. To remind you how important it is, here are three basics that can make a difference in how long your car can keep on running.

#1: Change your oil

This is as fundamental as it gets. Your motor oil protects the heart of your car: The engine. Changing your oil and refilling with fresh new oil keeps that engine humming along so it won't come to a premature end. With today's more refined synthetic oil, you can probably go 5,000 to 10,000 miles between oil changes and still provide good protection. It's also important to change your oil filter with every oil change to screen out dirt particles.

#2: Keep an eye on other fluids

When you drive to see us in Chico from Redding or Red Bluff, CA, ask us to check your other vital fluids, like engine coolant/antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid and differential fluid. Even just topping them off is better than forgetting about them.

#3: Watch out for your belts

Friction can gradually wear out your belts, causing them to break at very inconvenient times, like driving at a high speed on the roadways. You could lose your electric power, water pump, power steering or even your engine. We can check your hoses and replace as needed.

Learn about the many ways we enhance your Volvo parts and service experience at Courtesy Volvo Cars of Chico. And ask our service experts for a complete list of factory-recommended maintenance, then schedule service soon at Courtesy Volvo Cars of Chico.

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