Preventive Maintenance Every Vehicle Needs

Preventive maintenance keep your ride happy and save serious money on car repair. If you don’t feel like doing it yourself don't worry, just purchase the parts through and get it done by an independent garage.

  • Do your own inspection. One simple thinks you can do is to check your tires pressure each month. This basic thinks saves you money in gas if you discover that the pressure is off. Also, you can verify is all your lights are working. Additionally , you can listen strange or unfamiliar sound coming from your car.

  • Learn to check your fluids. Many fluids has to be change on your car such as wiper fluid, coolant, power steering. Sincerely do it yourself and don’t let someone charge you for that. You just have to learn how to check those fluid levels. In some cases, you can see the tank level directly, if not most of them have gauges or dipsticks where you can check current levels.

  • Inspect and get your timing and serpentine belts replaced when necessary. To be safe you should check what the vehicle’s manual recommends and stay within that mileage. If they’re in good shape, there's no need to worry. If they're worn out get them changed before they failed and damaged other accessories and make the reparation more expensive.

  • Check and change regularly your oil. Learning the difference between clean and dirty oil can help you from useless changes. It can also be an indicator to tell you if something’s wrong going on with your engine.

  • Check your battery. The main things you should do, is to found out the location of the battery. After inspect it to see if there's leaking acid, mineral or other buildup on the terminals. If you found something clean it out.

  • Replace your windshield wipers. Very easy to replace it by yourself. Don’t wait until you can barely see through your windshield. Your visibility is important specially at night.

  • Replace your cabin air filter. Replacing a cabin air filter is certainly one of the easiest things you can do to keep your car cozy. It's easy as walking in a park. Most car manufacturer's make the cabin air filter easily accessible.

  • Replace your engine air filter. Getting to the engine air filter may involve a little bit of effort. It does vary on the vehicle you have, but replacing it is great value. Your owner’s manual will give you a mileage estimate for how frequently you should replace your engine air filter.

  • Check your tyres. It’s important to check your tyres wear regularly for a happy ride. Tread wear indicator bars are built into the tyres themselves to point out when is worn to its limit of safety.

  • Change your spark plugs. There is 5 principals signs that can alert you when your spark plugs need to be replaced such as : ( difficulty of starting your engine, engine surging, high fuel consumption, engine misfires, and lack of acceleration). If the replacement is not done on time, fist you will spend more money in fuel and secondly that can lead you to a breakdown.

  • Brake Pads. Definitely brakes are important. The brake light appearing on your vehicle dashboard tell you when you need to replace them. You can also feel it if your car is taking longer than normal to stop. The brake pads worn out varies on your driving style, the weight of your vehicle, the quality of the brake pads, and the condition of your brake rotors. Many people take a hands-off approach to brakes but it's not that complex.