Mike TenEyck, P.E.
Saint George, UT
(208) 589-4660


If it seems like only last year when you were completing your extensive list of household chores which you had been putting off, then you're right! Which means only one thing - it's time for another Spring Clean.

Beneficial Maintenance Which Every Motorist Can Complete

And while you are likely going to focus on your home and garden, Amsoil Dealer - TenEyck Distributing has put together a quick list of ways which you can include your car in your planned Spring Clean and help prepare it for the year ahead.

Start With Your Tires

Most motorists are unaware that the amount of gas they use can be affected by the air pressure level in their tires. If the pressure in your tires is too low, then it can increase the friction between your tires and road, leading to an increase in your gas usage. If you are using the tires which came with your car, then your best place to check their ideal pressure is going to be your owners manual. If you are using after-market tires then speak with your tire dealer or check the tires themselves - often this information is imprinted into the outward facing wall of the tire.

Under the Hood

Performing engine maintenance can seem daunting to everyday motorists, with the task often being left to a mechanic. And while regular mechanic visits are recommended, checking and changing your engine fluids is a task which you can easily do at home. The first, and most obvious, is your engine oil. If your dipstick shows your oil to be running low or you can't remember the last time you changed it, it's time for a synthetic oil change in Pocatello. Once you have checked your engine oil, other important levels such as your power steering and brake fluid levels are next on the list. Often in small containers placed around your engine (model dependent), their levels are visually identifiable and easily topped up with the right products. If you are looking at any of your fluid levels and notice they are running low, however, you just aren't 100% sure which product is right to use for a top-up, don't take a guess. Speak with an expert at Amsoil Dealer - TenEyck Distributing by calling (208) 589-4660. With friendly service and expert knowledge, Amsoil Dealer - TenEyck Distributing can get you the right product which suits the make and model of your vehicle.

Air and Oil Filter

Your air and oil filter perform tasks which are important to the smooth operation of your vehicle. Your air filter is responsible for ensuring only the cleanest of air is allowed to enter into your engine. The oil filter, on the other hand, is responsible for ensuring any impurities which separate from your oil as your engine operates are captured and not recirculated. While you can clean these filters, it's a good idea to replace them as part of your Spring Clean routine.

Brake Pads

If you have heard a grinding sound as you apply pressure to your brakes, then it's likely that your brake pads are on their way out. Take a look through your rims and check the amount of grip on your brake pads. If you can see a small pin showing through or, even worse, can see the bare metal of your brake pads, don't delay and replace them immediately.

Washing Is Never a Bad Idea

Just as you clean your home to make it presentable, your car can also benefit from a thorough clean - inside and out. We suggest that you remove all of the items from your car's storage compartments, place them in a container and give your car a thorough vacuum. Be sure to get into the spaces between your car seat cushions and where your foot pedals are as these areas trap the most dirt and debris. Once the interior is clean, replace the items from the container, giving a second thought to whether you need each item as you go. Of course, with a clean interior comes a clean exterior. Get yourself a couple of buckets, some car-wash soap, and a car sponge and give it a thorough wash down. An area which often gets forgotten is your car's undercarriage, so get the hose under there as much as possible. If you want to go the extra step, a good wax and polish of your paintwork is a great idea. Not only can keeping your car's exterior clean help it to look nice, but it also prevents buildup and corrosion of your paintwork and frame.

If You're Unsure Which Product Is Right for a Synthetic Oil Change in Pocatello, Speak With a Professional

Putting the right products into your engine isn't just to make sure you are only using the highest quality products available, it's making sure you aren't using the incorrect products. Friendly and expert advice is what you can expect when you call Amsoil Dealer - TenEyck Distributing at (208) 589-4660 where you will be provided with expert advice on the right product for your car and help you perform the best synthetic oil change in Pocatello.

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 1798 W. Golden Daisy Cir.
Saint George, UT 84790
United States
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