Keep Your European Car in Stellar Shape

4 Car Care Tips to Keep Your Import in Superior Shape

Whether you drive a MINI or Mercedes, import car owners enjoy the unmatched power and performance of these amazing machines. However, like all cars, preventative maintenance is essential to prolonging the life of your import vehicle.

The import repair specialists at GT Peace Automotive in Chantilly, Virginia, are here to help. Here are four simple tips to keep your foreign-built car running at its best mile after mile.

  1. Proper Engine Coolant Levels
  2. Just like your motor oil, it’s important to keep the proper amounts of coolant in your engine. Every time you’re on the road, your import is burning fuel. This creates immense amounts of internal heat. Maintaining the correct coolant levels will keep your engine cool and prevent it from overheating.

  3. Replace Your Transmission Pan Gasket
  4. While you may not know what it is, the transmission pan gasket is a critical component of your import’s transmission. This thin piece of rubber prevents transmission fluid leaks. The pan gasket will wear out over time, so keep a close eye on yours. Many imported cars are outfitted with reusable transmission pan gaskets. If it’s still in good shape, our certified mechanics will thoroughly clean it before putting it back in your vehicle.

  5. Clean Transmission
  6. Your transmission sends the appropriate amount of power to your wheels, guaranteeing smooth shifting. It’s important to keep the transmission clean to preserve the life of your imported car. Getting a transmission flush every 30,000 miles or two years will keep your transmission pristine.

  7. Regular Oil Changes
  8. You should be getting your import car’s oil changed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. This ensures every engine component is optimally functioning, keeps your engine clean, and prevents it from overheating.

Fairfax County’s Trusted Import Repair Experts

If you need import repair services, trust your car to the team at GT Peace Automotive in Chantilly, Virginia. We’ve been providing excellent auto repair services to our customers since opening our doors in 2014. To book your appointment, call us today at 703-956-6499.

Written by GT Peace Automotive