YOUR VEHICLE CAN LAST LONGER AND PERFORM BETTER BY FOLLOWING THESE SIMPLE MAINTENANCE TIPS.
These basic maintenance tips are easy to do and can really help improve your vehicle’s performance and save you money.
EVERY TIME YOU FILL UP YOUR TANK
Check your oil level
Add STP® Gas Treatment into your gas tank to help fight the accumulation of deposits in the fuel system
EVERY 5,000 KILOMETRES
Change your oil and oil filter
Add STP® Oil Treatment to your oil system
Clean your fuel injectors with STP® Super Concentrated Fuel Injector Cleaner
Check your fan belt
Check your hoses and cooling system
Check your brake fluid
Check your power steering fluid
Check your transmission fluid
Check your air filter and cabin air filter. Replace if clogged and dirty.
Check your coolant levels.
EVERY TWO YEARS
Change your brake fluid
Check your spark plugs
Change your fuel filter
These solutions to common issues provide information on which STP® products are best suited to help get any type of engine in any vehicle running at its top performance.
Have you had to make several attempts to start your engine in the morning before it would finally run? This can be a symptom of a number of different problems including fuel intake system deposits.
KNOCK & PING
Do you hear a knocking or pinging sound coming from your engine especially when passing another car or accelerating up a hill? Combustion chamber deposits in your engine can cause this to happen.
Have you noticed oil spots on the ground under your engine or sometimes a smell and a little smoke coming out from under the hood of your car? You may have oil leaking from your engine gaskets and seals.
STP® High Mileage Formula Oil Treatment
REDUCED GAS MILEAGE /FUEL ECONOMY
Is your car’s gas mileage not what it used to be? Fuel injector/carburetor deposits are a common cause of this problem.
STP® Gas Treatment.
LOST PERFORMANCE, HESITATION & STALLING
Does your car seem to have lost some of its performance? Does it at times hesitate and stall or have a tough time starting? These are all symptoms of fuel intake system deposits that can accumulate in your car’s fuel intake system over time.
Have you ever noticed that your engine doesn't idle quite as smoothly as it used to? A rough idle can be caused by fuel intake system deposit build up on the throttle plate in your fuel injected or carbureted engine.
STP® Super Concentrated Fuel Injector Cleaner.
FUEL LINE FREEZE
Has your car ever refused to start on a cold winter morning due to a frozen fuel line?
STP® All Season Water Remover to help prevent fuel line freeze.
GROANING OR CHATTERING TURNS
Do you hear a groaning or chattering sound from under the hood when you turn the steering wheel sharply (e.g. when parking)? If so, you may be low on power steering fluid. Check the fluid level in the reservoir.
STP® Power Steering Fluid.
Turn on the lights, walk around your car, and see if they are all working and are equally bright, clean and have no water inside the lens. Get assistance to check the brake and back up lights and don’t forget the turn signals and emergency flashers. Also, be sure to keep spare bulbs and fuses in the car at all times.
Inspect the wiper blades to check for cracks or brittleness. If the wiper blades chatter or leave the windshield smeared, replace the blades.
Check the washer operation and the fluid level. A uniform even spray that covers the entire windshield should be present.
Start the engine and listen for any unusual sounds, particularly those that come from under the car. A leaking exhaust system can let poisonous carbon monoxide gas inside the car.
SUSPENSION AND STEERING
Drive the car and listen for any rattles or a feeling of looseness in the steering. These could be signs of trouble.
Check the instrument panel for an air bag warning light when the engine is running. The light should come on momentarily when the car is started and go out after a few seconds to verify that the system is operational. Always replace a bag that has been deployed.
Check the horn to make sure it works; you never know when you might need it.
Safety items to keep in you trunk include a flashlight, flares, reflective triangles and jumper cables.
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