Regular auto maintenance service will not only keep your vehicle in good condition but will always save you the cost of frequent garage visits. Another major reason to perform maintenance is the fact that it will consume little amount of fuel with frequent servicing. Car owners should be aware of the fact that a vehicle without proper maintenance is prone to frequent breakdowns in future. There is a difference between the normal maintenance and repairs, where the routine maintenance is meant to keep the vehicle in good working condition while repairs are conducted to fix a problem.
Maintenance tasks are simple to implement and most drivers do them on their own. Vehicle maintenance involves activities such as oil checks and replenishing, tyre pressure checks, and many more. New cars have a handbook with instructions on how to perform these tasks as well as what is expected of the user or driver in this case. If you feel the activities are a bit too hard to perform, always seek help from your mechanic. Below is a detailed discussion of some of the important car maintenance tasks that a driver can perform by his/herself.
Before igniting the car, check the level of all fluids in your vehicle and most importantly engine. Replenish the fluid to the right levels. Engine coolant is vital and should always be at the right level, check and fill. Low levels of engine fluids will automatically result to engine failure as a result of overheating. Before you start the car, ensure you perform the above tasks as a way of maintaining your vehicle.
Check whether the car wheels have the required amount of pressure. The car types should have the right amount of pressure to ensure they last long. Note that by exceeding the required amount of pressure in a tyre will cause it to explode and consequently cause accident. Consult your mechanic if you are not sure how to check the pressure of your car tyres.
The engine is an important part of your car, and if damaged, it will cost you so much to replace, therefore, it is important to check the engine air filter as dirty ones will reduce the lifespan of your engine. Check the handbook if not sure how to change the air filters.
Another vital task to perform on the engine is frequent change of engine oil to enhance the functioning of the engine. Check with your mechanic the number of times the oil should be changed, and after coverage of how many miles.
To increase the lifespan of a car, perform the above simple maintenance tasks and save the cost of repairing the vehicle as a result of frequent breakdowns.