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How to Maintain Your Car in a Perfectly Good Condition

Posted on 14 February 2018 by admin (0)

Car serviceThe ultimate goal of purchasing a new car is to get the best out of it; you want to ensure that it stays in perfect condition and avoid unnecessary expenses resulting from repairs and towing services. Therefore, as a car owner, you must take the necessary measures to ensure that the effectiveness of your vehicle is maximized, which subsequently increases its lifespan. This helps to avoid serious mechanical problems that you could probably have avoided with if you followed a simple maintenance process. The following are some of the ways tips you can apply to keep your car in a perfect condition.

Always check the owner’s manual

Typically, your owner’s manual has nearly everything you need to know about your car—from oil changes, tire changes, fuel required, among others. Therefore, before you plan to make any critical decision about your car, it is always important to ensure that you consult the manual first. It will help you to make accurate decisions. So, you must attempt to become acquainted with it by reading it every time you get the chance to.

Check the pressure of your tire

The tire pressure is one issue that car owners tend to ignore or underestimate, but the adverse effects caused by this aspect cannot be understated. Ideally, tires that are underinflated tend to wear out faster than those that are adequately inflated. Besides, it is very dangerous to drive a car without adequate tire pressure. The chances are high that you can lose balance easily and probably get involved in an accident that could be avoided. Therefore, it is always paramount to visit a pressure station at least once every month. If you typically drive in conditions that can be considered tough, the frequency of checking can be higher. Alternatively, you can buy a pressure gauge that will enable you to do it on a more regular basis.

Change your oil regularly

Oil ChangePreviously, there was a notion that car oil ought to be changed after every 3000 miles or three months. This principle applied universally such that it did not matter the type of your vehicle. However, this has changed over time. There is a need to consult your owner’s manual to understand which type and density of oil are required for your car, and after how long should it be replaced. Different vehicles have different oil changing requirements. Some even go for more than 5000 miles before demanding for new one. You should never make an assumption because used-up oil is one reason you could be taking your car to the mechanic for mechanical examination. Besides, if this issue is not taken good care of, it can slow down the effectiveness and efficiency of your car.

 

Your driving habits must be acceptable

You really do not need to have any mechanical expertise to learn how to take care of your car through responsible driving. The ultimate goal is to ensure that you reduce the wear and tear of your vehicle, subsequently increasing its lifespan and general efficiency. Sound driving involves simple habits that can be exercised anytime. For instance, you should always slow down when you approach a speed bump. Moreover, do not drive on rough roads at excessive speeds. This will increase the wear and tear of your car at a rate that you will not believe.

Change the air filter of your engine

Like oil, the air filter should be cleaned or changed regularly according to the instructions provided by your owner’s manual. The functioning of the engine is very much aided by the cleanliness of the air filter. Typically, the dirt comes from road dust and other sediments absorbed from the engine. They quickly clog up the air filter that consequently affects its functioning. For this reason, it is advisable to visit an expert mechanic who will help make the replacement.

Engine Coolant

A coolant is that fluid that is responsible for ensuring that your engine does not melt down due to excessive heat when it is active. If your car runs short of this fluid, the chances are high that the engine will not function effectively. This will subsequently affect the productivity of your car.