The transportation from our home to office or office to home, dropping to school or pick up from school our child are activities and far-off destinations are just a few of the things we depend on our car to do for us. To increase the life of your car, it is important to provide the basic routine service it requires. Though your car can be a complex system of interconnected parts, basic car maintenance doesn’t have to be complicated.
Here are some simple car care tips to keep your car running longer and more efficiently:
- Change Power Steering Fluid – This part of your car helps you to steer with minimal effort. Be sure to have the power steering fluid changed every 50,000 miles or three years. If your fluid level is low, you may have a leakage problem which will need to be reviewed by an expert mechanic.
- Check Out Car Engine – To keep powerful and extend engine life, make treatment of your engine. This added lubrication can keep your engine running smoother, providing greater damage protection than oil alone and extends the life of your car’s engine.
- Exact Rotation Of Your Tires – To keep the amount of wear on tread even, minimize vibration of wheels and prolong the performance of your tires, get your tires rotated regularly. Most professionals recommend a rotation around every 4,000 miles or when you go in for oil changes.
- Keep Up Tire Pressure – Having the right amount of pressure in the tires of your car can stop poor mileage, tire blowouts or uneven damages. Because a change in temperature can have bad impact in tire pressure, it is important to check tire pressure with extreme weather changes, or to be on the safe side.
- Be careful of Brakes – This is the most important to stop your vehicle, therefore the maintenance of brakes is most important. Keep checking out them twice or thrice in a year by a professional mechanic & be aware of the signs like delayed response when pushing on your brake pedal, the brake light appearing on your dashboard or any high-pitched harsh grinding sounds.
- Regularly Change Oil – Oil is the lifeblood that keeps engine components in good working condition by reducing friction and damage. Change your car engine oil about every three months, or read out the manual which the manufacturer’s recommended for oil change. This will confirm you are doing your part to maintain the oil changes your car needs. Always be sure to check for proper oil levels when you are going or planning for any long trip.
- Replace Engine Coolant – In order to keep your engine running efficiently, engine coolant removes excess heat. It depends upon the type of coolant you purchase, most antifreeze or engine coolants can last from 30,000 – 50,000 miles, or about three years. You can check your engine’s level by locating the plastic coolant repository under your hood.
- Replace Air Filter – The air filter prevents airborne contaminants from being pulled into your car’s engine. Because damage or any scratch is dependent on amount of driving, regular highway drivers should have their air filters replaced about every 15,000 miles to improve fuel economy, emissions and performance. Another way to improve fuel economy is by using an engine treatment product.