Cars are important machines that help us move easily from one place to the other. The cars need to be maintained well so that one can save a lot of money when it comes to it being efficient. Here are some of the tips on how to maintain your car’s engine:
If your car battery has ever died and then you are left stranded by the roadside, then you know this is no fun. One should ensure that their battery is checked and tested often which is reasonably cheaper at many car shops. This is a better move than waiting till your battery is dead to have it checked. One should also make it a habit to change the car battery once in every five years to ensure that you don’t get stranded.
The coolant is meant to stop your engine from overheating especially when it is being used. Slow leaks are the most common causes of engine coolants drainage. One should make it habitual to always check under their car for any leaking fluids. The coolant can be checked under the radiator cap to ensure that the coolant is in a reasonable amount. Be careful not to do this when the engine is still hot since there are higher chances that the hot fluid will burn you. One can keep some coolant in the car for emergency cases. However, be extra careful to keep it out of children’s reach.
Changing the air filter of the engine
Changing this is often dependent on what the manufacturer of the car has put down. However, in some instances, one will be forced to change the air filter frequently especially if they have driven on dirty roads. Driving on dirty roads will make the filter to clog up hence need to be changed. In this instance, one cannot go by the manufacturer’s rules and it allowed.
Tires should be rotated regularly. This is helpful since it will make the tires wear out evenly. The front tires can be put on the back while the back ones can be used on the front. One can also opt to swap the right and left tires as well. The fact that they will wear evenly makes them have a longer lifespan.
In the recent past, car owners were often advised to change their oil every three thousand kilometers or every three months depending on which was reached first. However, a spanner is thrown into the works when the best recommendation is dependent on the vehicle type among others. This answer can be found in your car manual as well. However, one can do it earlier if the oils leak hence the need to refill it as you change it.
Changing windshield wipers
Windshields ensure your safety as you are driving especially if there are some clear fluids on the windshield. The wipers should not leave streaks on the windshield.
Good driving habits
One should know that bad driving habits can damage their car. This includes some habits such as speeding. Speeding is known to wear off most of the car components. Mechanical problems also arise as a result of speeding. Make sure that you observe traffic rules so as to ensure that your car stays in shape as well as you staying on the right side of the law.