You can keep your car in top condition no matter how long you have had it. This guide will provide tips and guidance to keep your car in top condition.
This is a complete list of maintenance tips and checklists for every car owner.
Regularly inspect your vehicle.
Every week, take a walk around the vehicle. Take a stroll around your vehicle and inspect it for any damage. Also, inspect your tires for wear, punctures, or cuts, and check every lock, window, and sunroof.
Check your air filter.
Air filters that are not properly fitted or blocked can cause many problems. Your engine will stay healthy with air filters that block pollen, dust and other contaminants. However, an oily filter can cause a reduction in airflow to the engine. This will reduce power and fuel economy. Your air filter should be replaced every 12,000 miles.
Regularly check your tyre pressure.
The fuel economy can be affected by tyre pressure. It can also impact comfort and handling. Your car’s owner’s manual will list the recommended tyre pressure. The tyre pressure should be checked every week.
Clean the exterior of your engine
As important as cleaning your internal engine, it is equally important to clean the exterior of your car’s engine. Even small particles can cause engine damage if they aren’t cleaned correctly. Some grease could get in your brake fluid while you are checking it. This can cause brake damage. You should check your brake fluid level at least once a month.
Protect your headlights
To check that your headlights work properly, turn on the headlights every month when you park your car in front of a level surface. You can visually inspect the turn signals by standing around your car and checking your parking lights. To ensure your brake lights work properly, you can ask a friend or relative to help you.
Check your battery
The car’s battery must be charged to make it run. The battery in your car is responsible for providing large amounts of electrical current to the starter, engine, and other electronic accessories. The battery’s performance can be affected by extreme temperatures, so test it regularly.
Change your spark plugs.
Spark plugs can affect the engine’s efficiency. Spark plugs are responsible for starting the engine’s gas and air mixture. If the spark plugs fail to function properly, the engine will lose power and not function at its best. If your spark plugs fail, get them checked by a professional.
Have your tyres balanced and rotated
To maintain safety and performance, tyre rotation is essential. This will give your vehicle a faster steering response and a smoother ride. Rotating your tires gives them the chance to wear down and extends their life of the tire. Check your car’s tyre pressure at least once a month and more often if you travel long distances or carry a heavy load. The manual of your car will show you the required air pressure for your car’s tyres.
Ensure your cooling system works
To ensure that your car’s cooling system works efficiently and effectively, it must be kept clean. The normal wear and tear on your radiator can cause a buildup of deposits that can damage the cooling system. A radiator flush can help keep your cooling system in good shape quickly and cost-effectively. To find out how often your radiator needs to be flushed, consult your vehicle’s manual.
Learn the meanings of various warning light indicators
Nearly all cars are equipped with sophisticated systems of sensors and warning lamps that can tell you anything, from whether the gas cap has been forgotten to be replaced to whether your tyres have low air. Find out what each warning light means for your car and how you can fix it. This information can be found in your owner’s manual. If your vehicle’s light is flashing and you cannot immediately identify the problem and fix it, contact a trusted mechanic.