Taking care of your car
People tend to take care of the things that they love. below are a few basic tips to keep your car in good shape.
Preventive maintenance pays off
A qualified mechanic with the experience and equipment to do the job correctly should carry out most of the maintenance on your car. You should pay attention to what’s going on under the hood, too. The owner’s manual will provide you with a maintenance schedule. Furthermore, you can do the following simple procedures to help prevent issues:
Check all the fluids
This means brake, power steering, transaxle, transmission, antifreeze fluids, and windshield washer. You can figure out how and what to do by checking your owner’s manual.
Change the oil and oil filter regularly
A good rule of thumb is to change them every 3,000 to 4,000 miles, but if you want to be specific, check your owner’s manual. If you are determined to change the oil yourself, be sure to dispose of the used oil appropriately.
Check the engine belts
They shouldn’t have missing pieces or cracks.
Check your tires once a month
Your owner’s manual should state the ideal air pressure.
Inspect the air filter
The filter should be clean, not damaged or clogged.
Make sure all your lights work
This includes blinkers, hazard lights, headlights, taillights, and brake lights.
Change the windshield wiper blades regularly
If your wiper blades are torn or cracked, it’s time to replace them.