Are you doing everything you can to keep your car in the best shape?
Oil is like blood for your car and without that you can’t get too far, right?
When it comes to oil you want to make sure you can get someone, whether it be a mechanic or even a family member, that can teach you to check your oil and demonstrate the process properly!
Its standard to change your oil every three months or 3,000 miles in most cases, most cars can go to at least 5,000 miles but I wouldn’t push it, because that could lead to more problems.
First things first, if you think there might be the slightest problem with your brakes… get your car CHECKED because even if it’s the smallest problem you don’t want risk anything with your brakes, better safe than sorry plus the longer you wait the cost goes up.
Signs of when you should get your brakes checked:
- Vibration in the brakes
- Clicking Noises
- Thinning brake pads
- The exterior brake pad should be more that ¼ inch visible at any given time.
- Pulling of the car
- Driving a vehicle that pulls to one side.
- Screeching or Grinding
- Vehicle starts screech or grind when the brakes are applied.
Keep All Fluids Topped Up….
The other fluids that keep the car running are:
- Power steering fluid
- Transmission fluid
- Wind shield washer fluid
- Check once a week
- Tire gauges are cheap and easy to use.
- Tires should be replaced when tread wear indicators are showing between the treads.
- Make sure to ask a local tire dealer or a family member to show you how to properly identify the tread wear indicators.
- Check your tires every other day for the pressure and every other week for wear or damage.
Cosmetic appearance maintenance:
- Car wash
- Regularly waxes
- Ensuring dents, scratches etc.…
- Interior ( leather seats, etc.)
Inconclusion when you take great care of your vehicle, you’ll preserve the value of your car as well as prevents long term issues.