Cars have intricate mechanisms which require your regular attention. You also need to employ frequent maintenance. Do not commit the mistake of simply driving everyday without checking the engine and other parts as well. Even if you have a brand new vehicle, proper maintenance will make it last longer. There are a lot of concerns to take care of but setting up a system makes things less stressful for you.
Tune-ups are not done anymore with the introduction of vehicle computer systems, you are not required to adjust the valves or tinker with the carburettors. Only the spark plugs need to be watched but these are destined to last for at least 100,000 miles. You just have to keep an eye on the spark plug cables, timing belt and coolant.
What you need to inspect constantly are the tires which have the tendency to be deflated. You can see the recommended PSI levels on the car owner’s handbook so make it a point to review this manual thoroughly. Tire pressure should be monitored on a regular basis and rotated to ensure balanced wear and tear.
It is essential to check and change the engine oil when needed to ensure that engine continues to run efficiently. You ought to follow manufacturer’s directive in changing oil which should be every 3,000 miles or after three to six months. Before examining the oil level, park your car on level ground and turn the engine off. Pull the hood up and pluck out the dipstick. Wipe it clean with a soft cloth or paper towel and put it back in the oil reservoir. Remove it once more and see if the level is within the standard range indicated on the measuring rod. Refrain from putting excess oil since this can damage the engine.
The automatic transmission fluid is another important point in your maintenance guide.