When it comes to the sea of knowing the basic car maintenance skills, a lot of people are asleep and are already drowning, some are afloat, but very few have their boat sailing.
In order to keep the car running smoothly on the road, there are basic things every car driver should know. Most especially the guys.
It’s high time you woke up from slumber and tightened up.
- Check the engine oil:
The engine oil you use matters a lot when it comes to the performance of your car. Engine oil in engines is what blood is in the human body.Engine oil cools and lubricates your car engine. If you take time longer than required to replace it, your engine could get contaminated with debris and dirt and can even get slugged. These potentially shorten the lifespan of your engine.Most of the newer cars make use of synthetic and semi-synthetic engine oils which last longer than the conventional engine oil found in older cars.
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Ensure you use the right and recommended oil for your engine. Check your car manual!!!
- Check your car pressure:
The role tires play in automobile engineering can’t be over-emphasized.Both over-inflated and under-inflated tires are very bad for your car.Over-inflated tires can reduce traction (i.e firm grip to the ground).
Under-inflated tires wear out fast which inadvertently reduce the stopping power of your car.
Ensure you feed your tire with the right pressure. There is a sticker somewhere along the driver’s side which specifies how much pressure (psi) for the tires of your car. This applies to most cars.
If not found, check for it inside the gas tank door or use your car manual.
It is advised to check the pressure in the morning when the tires are cool. This ensures that air pressure is at its low point.
- Check your brake fluid:
Look through the translucent reservoir holding the brake fluid of your car often.
This fluid keeps your brake working properly.When the brake fluid is below the ‘MIN’ mark or above the ‘MAX’ mark, there is a negative effect. At such, the efficiency of your break would reduce.Bad brake fluid also gradually deteriorates the brake system.
- Check your windshield wiper blades.
Always ensure your wiper blades are topnotch. It is a safety hazard when your wiper blades don’t function properly.
If they leave blurry streaks or smears on your windshield, use windshield washer fluid or clean rag to clean.If this cleaning does not solve it, replace the blade.Are there points that we missed mentioning in this write-up?
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