Owning a car means taking care of a car, and that means more than just keeping it full of gas and running it through the car wash every now and then. At Griffin Kia's service department, we get quite a few questions about what car owners should do to keep their vehicles healthy and happy, so here are a few of those FAQs:

What are the basics of regular car maintenance?

The simple version of regular car maintenance is keeping up with your oil changes (never put it off!), getting your fluids replaced with regularity, rotating and replacing your tires, and getting diagnostic tests as needed. Depending on your driving habits and the type of car you're driving, the exact needs of your vehicle will differ. Be aware of what your car requires of you and never put off getting service done.

Is regular maintenance a waste of money?

Absolutely not. Regular maintenance is an investment, upping the lifespan of your vehicle and decreasing your chances of getting in an accident. It might seem like you're throwing money away every time you get an oil change, but you're saving yourself a bundle on repairs in the long run, guaranteed.

When should I get an oil change?

Again, it depends on your car and your driving habits, but a good "rule of thumb'" is around every six months or 5,000 miles.

What's so important about a tire rotation?

As you drive, your tires will wear unevenly. Rotating your tires ensures even wear, which elongates the overall lifespan of your vehicle and also lowers the likelihood of a blowout on the road.

Have more questions about servicing your vehicle? Contact our service department at (888) 670-6778.