Car Tips 1 - General Maintenance

Maintenance Tips
A well maintained vehicle speaks volumes about you as an owner. More importantly, it will not desert you when you need it most. Read on for tips on specifics.

Engine Oil: To prevent engine deterioration, it is imperative that the engine maintains the amount of oil it is programmed to receive. Negligence in this aspect will lead to a deteriorating engine performance, resulting in falling mileage.

Fuses: Cars are made with an integrated circuitry system that use fuses. Knowledge of the system would help when you are stranded due to a blown fuse. Be sure you have spares.

Lights: It is important for the lights to be properly aimed, for your own and for the oncoming vehicle's safety.

Tire Pressure: The required amount of air pressure needs to be strictly maintained if your car is to get the best mileage and longest wear. Cold weather lowers tire pressure.

Coolant: Take care to ensure that it is regularly changed and maintained at the proper level.


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Some other tips . . .

  • Get your vehicle serviced only at authorized service stations.
  • Check the engine oil level once every two weeks. Also check the levels of coolant and water in the radiator and battery.
  • Always use genuine spare parts.
  • Avoid accelerating and braking abruptly.
  • Avoid riding on the clutch pedal, and release the clutch pedal fully while driving.
  • Maintain optimum air pressure in your tires to improve mileage.

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