Car Maintenance Tips

Regardless of what car you drive, it is important to maintain it properly to ensure it keeps running smoothly for as long as possible. After all, it doesn’t matter what you paid for your car, you still want to get the most out of it.

A lot of people don’t know how to properly maintain their vehicles. Instead, they wait until something goes wrong before taking it to a garage, where they will have to pay large repair costs.

And that isn’t really their fault. We are never taught how to look after our cars and maintain them properly. So to help you look after your car we’ve compiled some simple tips on how to maintain your car so that it lasts for longer and costs you less:

Air Filter

Your engine needs a clear flow of both fuel and air if the engine is to work at optimum efficiency. In order to keep the air flowing smoothly to the engine car owners need to ensure they replace their engine air filter at regular intervals. The filter fills with debris over time which will undermine the efficient operation of the engine.

Dashboard Warnings

Most cars are good at telling us when something is going wrong but lots of drivers still feign ignorance when the dashboard is lighting up with warning signs. It is important to familiarise yourself with all the warning lights and what they mean; if you know what’s going wrong you will be able to react accordingly.

Engine Coolant

You should check the level of your engine coolant regularly. If it runs low it will cause your engine to overheat which can cause dangerous and very expensive damage.

Listen to your car

Always keep an ear out for any unusual noises your car may be making. As well as showing you that something may be wrong with dashboard warnings, it will also tell you if something is wrong. Any rattling or squeaking may indicate a problem that needs attention.

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