Since the moment you buy it, your car becomes your responsibility, and if you treat it badly, then you incur in higher chances of getting accidents or expensive malfunctions. Throughout this article, we will go over five simple, and yet effective,
auto care tips.
Car’s Tire Pressure Regular Check: This one is simple to do, but you would be surprised on how many people overlook it. Simply stop at a gas pump, a service area or use a pressure measurer if you own one and check for the tires’ air pressure levels. The manufacturer usually inscribes the recommended levels somewhere on the car’s papers or behind the fuel lid.
Change Oil Filter, not just Oil: Changing the oil is something people usually don’t forget to do, but they also seem to forget about the oil filter a lot. A good rule of thumb is that you should change the oil and on the next time change the oil and oil filter – you change the filter every other time you change the oil. This will ensure that your car stays well maintain at this level.
Check hoses and belts: Hoses and belts are among the most fragile components you can find beneath the hood. They are often damaged, scrapped, corroded, and you should check them regularly for small defects, as they can scale into big malfunctions on a short term. It’s pretty easy to do, and it can prevent trouble. A common problem is when the fuel hose detaches itself and spreads fuel directly on the wheels making the car slide out of the road – so, it’s some serious stuff.
Get your brakes checked: Brakes are vital, we all know this, but maybe you can’t check them for yourself? If this is the case, then consider going to the mechanic to have them check to ensure your car is properly maintained. Brakes erode through constant pressure and scrapping, and if they start to show some tiredness, it may be time to replace them.
Baking Soda on your battery: Batteries wear out pretty quickly when they are dirty, so the best car maintenance tip we can give you is to keep your battery clean. If you start to feel your car takes too long to start, or sometimes it doesn’t start at all – check the battery for corrosion or dirt. A pinch of baking soda will get the corrosion and dirt out of the picture right away.