Tax season is here, San Antonio. If you have yet to file, make sure to get it done! And for all of you receiving returns this year (lucky you!), you might want to consider pampering your Cadillac to make sure that it keeps providing that luxurious ride for years to come. The average national figure for tax returns this year are between $2,500 and $3,000—more than enough dough to treat your Cadillac right and still be able to pocket plenty of bills afterwards. Cavender Cadillac has compiled a list of 3 major areas of maintenance that you should invest in to keep your Cadillac running the way it’s supposed to. We’ve focused on maintenance areas that should be replaced every 2 years, so for all you owners of any 2013 or 2012 models, you may find this info particularly helpful!
Okay, this one is obvious, but it bears repeating. Brakes are your life line in your Cadillac, so it’s important to make sure they are working properly and have been replaced! Failing brakes is even in the same ballpark as something like a failed battery—one is an inconvenience, and the other is potentially fatal. So put a little love into your CTS, ATS, or whichever Cadillac you own. Replace your brake pads, and your car will keep you safe! If you aren’t sure when to replace your brakes, the average time frame is once every 2 years or every 24K miles.
This item is particularly important, but is often overlooked in even the most thorough Cadillac owner. The fuel filter is working whenever your engine is turning, filtrating out impurities and preventing clogs in the injector system. Not unlike your Brita filter at home, the fuel filter must be replaced over time (again, once every 2 years). This replacement is quite an involved process, so we’d recommend letting our maintenance team get the job done right for you.
You can’t start a fire without a spark, and you can’t start your car without a spark plug. These little firecrackers allow the combustion to take place in each fuel cylinder. If your mileage has been suffering or your engine is running poorly, this could possibly be the culprit. Try to swap these out every 30K-80K miles.