Every car needs proper care and maintenance from its owner. With proper maintenance of car condition, engine, oil and other requirements; your car can serve you for a long duration.
But not all maintenance is required from the mechanics. We can also look after the basic maintenance of our vehicles.
Most important, know your engine oil. You can use the manual, or it can be written on the cap of the engine where you put the oil. For old cars, oil is more important. You have to keep it clean and chose the best viscosity. One more thing to check is power steering fluid. It has to be red. Check the level of fluids and oil. Change it if required and make sure it’s clean.
Outside & Inside Body:
If you want to keep your car shine and rust-free to maximum possible, you need to wax that thing. It’s good to wax the car four times a year or once a season. Your car paint needs to be flexible, and the wax keeps it better. If it’s not done correctly and it dries up, it gets crack and looks horrible. Similarly, make some arrangements to clean your car from inside. Wash the carpets and pads usually, or you can vacuum clean them. For the seats, if they are of leather, we recommend not to wash them with water. Use leather polish, soft cloth, and leather conditioner. Use recommended manual techniques for the doors and dashboard.
Glass/Mirrors and Lights:
Another vital thing is mirrors and glass. Talking about headlights, they get dirty often, and foggy headlight covers can be dangerous at night. Clean the headlights not just from outside but from inside. Use hot water with sponge and detergent to clean them. The same is with fog lights and especially the backlights. Also regularly check the brake lights they are working properly. Keep an eye on indicator lights too.
Cleaning the car windshield, side mirrors, and door mirrors are also necessary. Using glass cleaner can do the job. Swipe the towel in circular motion and upside down to clean the whole parts.
Tires and Brakes:
Having poor and old brakes and tires can contribute to serious injuries and accidents. A good rule of thumb is to check brake fluids and change them after every 25000 miles. Also, you should consider changing your brake pads after every 12000 miles. Check the brake pads and rotor on the wheel assembly too.
We usually forget that only contact of a car with the road is through tires. Tyres health is really important for a safe ride. A car tyre needs to be replaced if the tread depth decreases the recommended depth. (In wet conditions 1.44mm). Since the age of tyres shrinks with time, you should change the tyres after every ten years regardless of how many km driven.
Tyre pressure is a thing that keeps a steady control of the car. It’s essential to keep the tyre pressure according to manufacturer recommendations and keep checking weekly.
The Bottom Line:
These were a few advice that keeps your car running for a long time, last long and cheaper to maintain.
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