Common Car Maintenance Tips

Every move you make with your car has direct/indirect impacts on its efficiency. Therefore, keeping an eye on its maintenance requirements is always important. Take good care of your car and it will reward you. Keeping car in good condition is not difficult. It only needs you to follow some basic car care tips:

Car Maintenance Tips - ATD

Battery

A low quality battery will disturb you from the point you switch engine to your final point. You may find yourself stuck in middle of road because of malfunctioning battery. Therefore, be sure you are having quality battery. Today, many batteries come with maintenance free and sealed features that last for a couple of years at least.

Tires

Only thing that touches road is your car tires. Therefore, they need special attention. Before you ride your car, make sure tires are properly inflated to recommended level. To know air pressure recommended level, use tires manual. Every car maker recommends a special type of tire for a particular vehicle. Therefore, check your car manual to know what type of tires best fit it. Tires condition heavily depends on the way you drive car. Therefore, do not be a rash driver and prevent your vehicle from uneven roads. Do not drive your car if it has worn and misaligned wheels.

Engine Oil

Engine efficiency depends on oil level in it. Therefore, keep checking oil level and change it after the recommended period. Besides, not every type of engine oil is best fit for efficiency. High quality Lubricants of a reliable company can be best. From time to time, changing lubricant in engine is necessary. In general, you are advised to change it after every three thousand miles of running.

Use dipstick to check oil level. Get dipstick out, clean it with a cloth, and dip it again in the reservoir. Now remove it to see oil level. Make sure it is up to the acceptable level. Otherwise, put more oil but be sure you do not overfill it.

Miscellaneous

Besides, above-mentioned tips, you need to check the following points:

  1. Every 30 thousand mile you drive your car, make sure you replace engine coolant. It is in the best interest of your vehicles performance. With old engine coolant, heat-up issues become common.
  2. Regularly check fluid in brakes as well as power steering to ensure smooth move.
  3. Air and fuel filters also need special attention for perfect performance of car.

Follow these tips to extend life of your car.

Author Bio:

Christina is a transport analyst working for a network of auto transporters ( www.autotransportdepot.com ). She guides customers on automobile transport services and other major aspects of auto transport process. Besides, you can contact her to know how to choose an auto carrier, select shipping options, etc.

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