Properly maintaining your vehicle is the most important factor to ensure that it lasts long. In this post, I am going to share a few must know car care tips that every car owner should follow to keep his vehicle working properly.
What should you do to keep your car on the road?
Check and change the oil. Regular oil and filter changes will help your engine last more, while neglecting oil-level checks or fresh-oil changes will destroy it fast. For a more efficient use of the air and fuel combination, go for the aftermarket air filters as they allow more airflow into the engine, also blocking contaminants and impurities. The last ones degrade engine´s performance over time. High-quality aftermarket air filters are made of fabric, are washable and reusable.
Keep your vehicle clean. Keep your car clean not only outside but inside as well. Everything the vehicle ran over can also get stuck to the underside. Don’t neglect hosing off road grime.
Don’t fail to wax. What can better keep your car paint look good and protected than a coat of quality wax? Apply wax every six months. Additionally, inspect, clean, and repack wheel bearings with wheel bearing grease according to service intervals.
Park your vechicle in the shade. By parking your car in the shade, you protect the interior plastic. Also, use a window deflector screen, and apply a UV protectant to prevent the plastic and vinyl from drying out.
Change coolant once a year and flush the cooling system. A distilled water, 50/50 mix of coolant will keep the cooling system in a good shape and prevent corrosion and deposits from getting and building up inside it.
Check the HVAC – heating, ventilating and air conditioning system – as proper heating and cooling performance is critical both for interior comfort and for safety reasons.
Inspect the exhaust system for leaks, damage and broken supports or hangers if you hear an unusual noise. Exhaust leaks must be corrected without delay as they might be dangerous.
Hope you find the above tips helpful.