Anyone who has ever purchased a car, be it a new or old one, knows the importance of keeping it in the best possible shape. When you have a car, you must keep it in a pristine and drivable condition as long as possible. At times, you need to upgrade your car to have better features and capabilities. However, some car owners do not take the required measures and precautions to maximize the lifespan of their vehicle and that is very sad. When a car is left in unfavorable driving condition, it may develop mechanical problems that may further complicate its life.
There are several measures you can take to keep your car in the best working condition. Here is what you can do;
Check Owner’s Manual
Owner’s manual is one of the most important things you can have in your car. It includes specifications on what your car needs and what you should not do on your car. It may include details such as the type of fuel manufacturer recommends, towing abilities, recommended tyre pressure among others. There are also answers to different questions contained in the manual.
When it comes to car engine, it deserves all the attention and car it deserves. Oil is one of the most essential elements a car engine needs. You should change engine oil every three months, or after every 3,000 miles, to keep the engine in a good condition. If your car is involved in trailing business, and you drive in dusty conditions, the engine should be changed more frequently.
The car transmission system is very important as it brings power from the engine to the wheels. A regular checkup on the car transmission will keep the car moving in a smooth manner. First, you need to start by checking the battery. Batteries are used for storing energy that is needed by the car engine. Once the engine is running, the alternator is responsible for recharging the battery for the next start.
The emission system is very important and runs almost the entire length of your car. It is responsible for moving exhaust away from the passenger cabin and engine, and analyses the gas produced to refine it into less harmful gases and water vapor. It then directs these through a damper to reduce noise. The emission system hangs at the bottom of your car and with such a placement, it can take a lot of abuse that is why it needs a lot of care.
Another very important part in a car system is the braking system. When brakes needs some mechanic attention, they will produce some noise that alerts the driver. Check your owners manual on the recommended maintenance schedule that your car brakes needs in order to be at a good state. Other important parts you should not forget to check are the cooling system as well as suspension system. Suspension system includes parts such as springs, shocks, struts, tires and the steering system.