Basic car care does not require any sophisticated understanding of cars or their systems. A few simple steps, some regular checks, and addressing issues promptly can greatly extend the life of your car.
Regular checks: Basic car care is often simply a matter of popping open the hood and taking a look at the engine of your car. Some basic car care starts with examining the exterior. Check your tyres to make sure they are inflated properly. This should be an actual check with a tyre pressure gauge.
Other visual checks that require almost no vehicle mechanics knowledge include the following:
1. Body and bumper damage, which should be monitored for insurance purposes
2. Leaking fluids under the car, including oil, power and brake fluid, transmission
3. Smoke in vehicle exhaust
4. Engine or fluid warning lights