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Car care tips everyone should know

Proper car care will ensure that your investment in personal transportation lasts for years and years. Since your car is second to your home, in terms of price, it is important that you treat it with respect.

It is a sizeable investment and deserves it. These simple steps will ensure that you get the most out of your vehicle and you don’t have to make unnecessary trips to the mechanic.

Car care tip #1

Before starting your car always take a walk around it, check for air in your tires.  Generally, you will be able to notice with the naked eye if any of your tires are underinflated. Always keep car’s tyres properly inflated and aligned.

Underinflated tyres can increase fuel consumption. It can also affect the lifespan of your tyres. You should also ensure that your wheels are properly aligned, it is generally very cheap to have your wheels aligned and would help save you a lot of money in terms of extending the life of your tyres.

Car care tip #2

At least once per week you should check water levels in your radiator, engine oil and transmission fluid. If you have to top up any of these on a regular basis that might be an indication of a leak and you should get it looked at.

Another indicator of leaks in your vehicle is just to take a look at where you park it overnight. No matter how small or slow the leak is there would be a spot on the ground where you usually park overnight. 

When you start your car, pay attention to the dashboard, most cars are equipped with early warning indicators such as lights or audible sounds that alert you very early to a potential problem with your vehicle.

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Car care tip #3

Try to stick to a regular preventative maintenance schedule. All vehicles have a suggested time frame as to when you should change oil and filters. If you don’t have access to your vehicle’s owner’s manual a quick search online will give you the recommended time frame for your regular tune up.

Some of the things that you may need are air filters, oil filters, oil, timing belt, fan belt, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and brake pads. Here is an example of what you should look out for during an average 12 months of using your car.

Check frequently

Dashboard indicator lights on, lights, tyre inflation and condition, windshield washer fluid and engine oil level.

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Check every 3 months/ 3,000 miles

Check automatic transmission fluid, battery and cables, belts, dashboard indicator light on, engine air filter, engine oil, exhaust, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, tyre inflation and condition, and windshield washer fluid.

Check every 6 months/6,000 miles

Check automatic transmission fluid, battery and cables, belts, chassis lubrication, dashboard indicator light on, engine air filter, engine oil, exhaust, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, tyre inflation and condition, windshield washer fluid, and wiper blades.

Check every 9 months/ 9,000 miles

Check automatic transmission fluid, battery and cables, belts, dashboard indicator light on, engine air filter, engine oil, exhaust, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, tyre inflation and condition, and windshield washer fluid.

Check every 12 months/ 12,000 miles

Check automatic transmission fluid, battery and cables, belts, brakes, cabin air filter, chassis lubrication, dashboard indicator light on, coolant, engine air filter, engine oil, exhaust, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, steering and suspension, tyre inflation and condition, wheel alignment, windshield washer fluid, and wiper blades.

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Car care tip #4

Your brakes are very important. You wouldn’t appreciate how important they are until you really have to use them. Always ensure that your brakes are in proper working order. You should have a regular schedule where you have them checked. If your vehicle is equipped with rear drum brakes, always ensure that they are calibrated correctly.

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Car care tip #5

Be careful where you buy your fuel. There have been reports, especially during the rainy season, of water being found in fuel at certain service stations. Ensure that your service station has a filtration system in place and it is not located in a flood prone area.

Car care tip #6

Do not idle your new car for long periods. It you find yourself waiting for someone, it is advisable to simply turn off your engine.

These simple easy-to-follow steps should help you extend the life of your vehicle. Always remember to adhere to the road code and practise safe driving.

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