Car Maintenance Tips You Must Know About
By Carandbike Team
1 mins read
Published on January 28, 2022
Maintaining a car can be a tedious task if the owner isn't regular with it. A car cannot function properly if the parts are not well-maintained. Therefore, it is important to keep a check on every functioning part of the car. The holiday season is fun for everyone, so why ignore the car. That is an opportunity for the owners to get their cars checked for the next year.
Listed below are some of the essential aspects that an owner must pay attention to for ensuring optimal performance of the car: -
Checking the coolant level
Coolant is one of the most important parts of the engine cooling system. The coolant ensures that the engine operates at optimal temperature and does not overheat while generating power. Coolant is a mixture of antifreeze and fluids. Low coolant levels could lead to the engine getting severely damaged. Make sure that the coolant is filled to the prescribed level.
Checking the fuel level
Engines cannot and should not work on low fuel. Low fuel leads to improper ignition that can cause severe harm to the car. Without fuel, an inappropriate amount of air enters the chamber, causing considerable damage. Hence, make sure that the tank is filled to the maximum level.
Checking the tire pressure
Tire pressure can be a big headache for the user if not checked regularly. Therefore, it is advised that the pressure of all the tires (including the spare) should be checked before any long trip. Then, if the pressure is not optimum, travel to the nearest gas station and get the tire pressure restored.
Checking the light bulbs
The light bulbs enclosed as headlights, rear lights, hazard lights, or inside the car should all be thoroughly examined. These lights are important indicators that give a sense of location and prevent accidents.
Checking tire cracks and tread
The tire tread takes a lot of damage while traveling. The tread is made so that it lasts for a long time. However, uneven alignment and sudden brake application can erode the tread. The tires might develop cracks over time which should be immediately identified, and the tire should be replaced.
Checking the wiper blades and windshield fluid
The wiper blades come extremely handy during rains, so they should be in perfect condition. In addition, the fluid from the windshield valves gets rid of the dirt that might make driving difficult for the user.
Accidents can happen even after all the precautions are taken. In cases of mishaps, the car must be loaded with the correct equipment needed in time of crisis. Make sure that the locking wheel nut key is taken along during the ride, along with a spare tire for emergencies.
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