Maintenance

Whether it’s time for your next factory recommended maintenance visit, a routine oil change, new tires, or repair services on your brakes, muffler and exhaust, suspension, air conditioner, or any other mechanical or electrical component of your car, Midas is in your neighborhood and ready to serve you.

Check tires for uneven wear. If you’ve maintained tire inflation properly, uneven wear may indicate the need for wheel realignment. It can also mean improperly operating brakes or shocks, a bent wheel, internal tire damage, or worn bushings.
Lug nuts, if not lubricated occasionally can seize or “freeze” to the studs due to corrosion. Repairing them can be expensive. Having to call a tow truck for a flat you can’t remove is even more expensive. The next time you change or rotate your tires, pick up some anti-seize lubricant at your local auto supply store. Clean the stud threads with a wire brush and wipe them with the lubricant. It’s formulated to prevent the lug nuts (spark plugs, too) from seizing and won’t allow them to loosen as you drive, the way other lubricants might. If a lug nut does freeze to a stud, try spraying the nut and stud with WD-40 or Liquid Wrench. Allow it to penetrate for 10 or 20 minutes. Use a heat gun to apply heat. Then use a ratchet wrench to remove the lug.
  • To maintain Air conditioning system fitness for the next warm season, run it a few times throughout the winter.
  • This will prevent moving parts in the compressor form seizing and also circulating the refrigerant seals soft.
  • Insist on checking hoses and belt during maintenance, if they are hard or making a crunching sound or extemely soft or sticky or bulge formation please replace them.
  • Never drive with ruptured hose as it may lead to overheat and consequential damages inside engine.
  • Similarly check for drive belts, belts should not be too loose and too tight.
  • Also check for belt damage such as glazing, fraying and cracks. Have the belts checked with a professional and replace if necessary.
  • For long life and betterperformance without repair, drive with care every time.
  • Do not race your car's engine during start up and beginning of your drive for better mileage and lesser wear and tear of internal parts.
  • In Automatic transmission vehicles to lower strain on engines and transmission please shift to neutral at red signals to avoid power transmission to drive lines.
  • Avoid fast starts, stops, turns, potholes and objects to enhance tire, brakes life.
  • Consolidate your short driving trips. Air Pollution, wear and tear, takes place in the first few minutes of driving.
  • Nail in your tire? It’s important to know if a puncture can be repaired if the tire needs to be replaced. This video gives a simple explanation to understanding when a repair is possible. “It takes only five minutes to check tire inflation, including the spare. Since tires effect a vehicle’s ride, handling and traction, checking tire pressure
    Maintaining your vehicle’s tires is not only essential to getting better gas mileage, but it is also crucial to ensuring safety on the road. To maximize tire life, the Car Care Council recommends checking tire condition and pressure regularly, and there is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week.
    Essential to getting better gas mileage, but it is also crucial to ensuring safety on the road. To maximize tire life, the Car Care Council recommends checking tire condition and pressure regularly, and there is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week.
    Gas mileage, but it is also crucial to ensuring safety on the road. To maximize tire life, the Car Care Council recommends checking tire condition and pressure regularly, and there is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week.