Give us a call at (912) 355-3568
2013 E Victory Drive Savannah, GA 31404
Located in the Home Depot parking lot just off the Truman Parkway

Car Care Tips

Here, at Dixie Motors Inc., we want our customers to be in the know about how to properly care for your car or truck. We want you to understand why and how your tires wear; how to get the best gas mileage; and overall how to get the most out of your tires. Hopefully, with these helpful tips you will be able to improve gas mileage when driving in and around Savannah, GA and Whitemarsh, GA ; reduce tire tread; and understand when and why your car needs to be serviced by Dixie Motors Inc. or another Savannah, Georgia car service shop. Give Dixie Motors Inc. a call at (912) 355-3568 today to schedule your next maintenance appointment.

Car Maintenance and Care

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.
  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular, 5,000 miles for synthetic oil
  • Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.
  • Replace your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
  • Replace your fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Car maintenance is important and at Dixie Motors Inc., we do more to ensure that your car is running at its best. When you visit us for service, we can answer your questions about caring for your brakes and cooling system, what you need in terms of fluids, and what you should be doing to take care of your vehicle in the best way possible. Don't skip on service - make sure to get your vehicle checked out at regular intervals!

Tire Maintenance and Care

  • Rotate your tires every 5,000 miles or every 6 months.
  • Check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving.
  • Always make sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Badly aligned wheels will again lead to dragging of the car on the road.
  • Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it¹s ready to go when you need it most.
  • Use the penny trick to determine if the tread on your tires is worn to low. Take a penny and put Abraham Lincoln's head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of his head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of his head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.

Need help with tires? Have questions about maximizing tire life? Ask the technicians at Dixie Motors Inc. when you come in for an appointment. We'll help you find the right set at our Savannah, GA tire shop while also ensuring you get the best deal. For tires that last and tire services to back them up, be sure to choose our team to take care of your vehicle!

Gas Mileage Tips

  • Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
  • Don't top off. Don't bother topping off when filling your car's gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out.
  • Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will evaporate from your car's gas tank if it has an escape. Loose, missing or damaged gas caps cause 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate each year.
  • Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also evaporates fuel from your gas tank.
  • Use the right oil. You can improve your car's gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil.

Regular oil changes with the right oil can make all the difference. Be sure to see us when you need an oil change in Savannah. Keeping your tires inflated properly can also help with gas mileage, so be sure to check that pressure, too!

And most important of all……

  • Always check for potential problems before they happen.