Let us start this blog with an article with the most important thing you can do for your car – its Maintenance! If we want a long-living, good-looking car, we should commit ourselves to taking care of it. Consistent care is all it needs so you can take advantage of it full for the longest time. Here are some Car Care Tips on how to maintain your precious, loving car!
Change Your Oil
This is what we usually hear and one of the basic advice you will get from your mechanic. Well, you won’t hear this all the time if it doesn’t do any good to your car, right? Treat the oil as your engine’s blood. So any leaks should be fixed right away since all loss is critical. Have your oils changed every 3,000 miles and you’ll be sure to keep the engine running smoothly.
Learn how to check your transmission fluid level regularly, maintaining it at the desired level. It is also preferred to be changed for every 50,000 miles – to maintain the proper lubrication of all moving parts in there. Always check your user’s manual to know what type of fluid to use.4
Maintaining your coolant level is VERY important – if not, it may damage your engine. Coolants are significant since it prevents your engine to heat up or to freeze during winter. Also be sure your cooling fans, hoses and water pump are in good working condition.
Tip: Never open the coolant cap when the car is warm. It may cause a sudden burst of steam that may cause you serious burns. Always be cautious and wait for the car to totally cool down.
This is what ignites the mixture of fuel and air in a car’s cylinder. Over time, the spark plugs get old and carry on with wear and tear. These need to be checked on and changed as needed.
Filters need to be cleaned and unclogged as needed. If this isn’t properly checked on, it won’t work properly and may have effects on the fuel efficiency of the car and the way it accelerates.
Brake linings are really meant to wear down and eventually are needed to be replaced. I suggest having a professional mechanic do it since it will require you to jack the car up and remove the wheels. The lining is important since it protects the brake disks and other important parts of the brake.
Also, be sure to check your brake fluids. It is recommended to change it every 2 years since certain temperatures can cause the fluid to boil and evaporate which can cause a brake failure.
This is one aspect that is very important but commonly overlooked. Maintain the air pressure in them, as much as possible. Tires are really prone to wear and tear, that’s why regularly checking for damages is important. Remember, the better your tires are, the better the performance and the less risk of an accident.
Give your car the care and maintenance it needs and it will be your faithful companion for a long period of time.