Our previous post covered the Top 5 car care tips for car owners. If you’re looking to catch up on other things you may have missed, visit us at our Payne Auto Blog. Now, without further ado, we’re rounding out our Top 10.

Car Care Tips


People will always see your car’s exterior, so it may come as no surprise that you should wash it regularly. What many of us don’t keep in mind, however, is that the exterior of our car (specifically, in this instance, the paint) can wear out or rust. The best way to protect your vehicle’s paint job is by applying a coat of quality wax about every six months.


It’s important to keep your car’s parts properly lubricated. Driveline components (such as u-joints) are some you’ll have to pay close attention to.


Keep the interior of your vehicle just as sparkly and clean as your exterior. Protecting interior parts like door handles, AC control knobs and switches can be done a number of ways, like parking in areas where shade is most prevalent. You can also use window deflector screens and apply window tint.


Inspect, clean and repack wheel bearings with wheel bearing grease during service intervals. This ensures any costly replacements remain at bay.

TIP 10

Replace brake fluid and bleed your system once a year to make sure any moisture that can develop in your vehicle is released. The reason for this is that brake fluid is considered hygroscopic, which means that it is adept at attracting or building up moisture, which then leads to corrosion, and other failing components.

If you need car service in McAllen, Weslaco or any other number of Rio Grande Valley locations, or are looking for more car care tips, visit our website or contact Ed Payne Motors to schedule an appointment.