What To Check and Service For Your Car
Check the list below that can keep your car stronger and shiner.
- Oil – Checking the oil in your car can never be done too often. The oil in your car is essential to the operation of the engine, so checking and changing the oil of your car often can help your car running for the many years to come.
- Brake Fluid – Your brakes are also essential to the overall operation and safety of your car. The brake fluid levels should also be checked and changed periodically to prevent accidents and complete failure of the braking system.
- Tires – With a handy air pressure gauge, check the air levels if your tire regularly. Tires with too much or too little air pressure will shorten the lifespan of your tires, increasing the likelihood of an accident.
- Engine Coolant – Overheating your engine in the middle of the road can be as inconvenient as it is unsafe. Whether you are going on a long trip to the country or simply taking a drive to work or school, make sure your coolant level is topped up.
- Car Battery – Dirt, grime and blemishes can build up on the contacts of your car battery over time. This can affect your battery’s ability to power up your car, so clean the contacts every once in a while.
- Lights – It is illegal in some places to have non-functioning brake lights or head lights. They are also critical to the safety of both you and other drivers on the road, so flick them off and on while having someone else confirm that they are indeed working.
- Belts – The belts and also the ram tonneau covers of your car should be outright replaced if they show wear, tear, fraying ends, or cracks. Silicone or other oil-based lubricants are not recommended to maintenance the belts of your car.
- Spark Plugs – Both the wires and spark plugs should be replaced when you decide to replace your spark plugs. Part of your vehicle maintenance guide should include checking for faulty spark plugs which cause decreased fuel mileage or slow engine start-up times.