A car is a big investment for most of us, and we intend to take all the privileges out of it. However, the condition of the car depreciates, as we use it year after year. Using it for a long time tends to wear the paint job away; the engine also kind of sucks and doesn’t respond after few years. Hence, we need to take it away to the service garage. But, if we can take care of the car, as we do to the human body in regular intervals, the car can prevent major problems in the future when we do a full body checkup.
This article will see four maintenance tips that will help you keep your car in shape.
The car manual is the bible of any car. You know the car’s manual by heart; you know everything about the ins and outs of the car. Following what the manual has to say, in case of any problem, is the best way to take care of the car and extend its life. Moreover, it will also save many of your mechanic visits if you can follow what the car manual has to say.
For instance, if you drive a BMW and your friend a Mercedes, you both might have the same problem with each of your cars, but not necessarily the cause or the solution would be the same. Different make and models of car have different problems and hence, different solutions.
Listen to Your Car
Even if you don’t know anything about your car, you will notice when something is wrong with your car. For instance, if a scratch has happened by your door or a flat tire. You would notice it. Mechanics advice, when you see something is the case with your car, you shouldn’t avoid it or think that you will take care of it later. You should immediately take care of the problem because once you leave it alone, it will turn into a major issue.
For instance, a worn-out wiper screeches onto your front glass when it is worn out. It gives you a sign that you need to change it. Once you avoid it and think that you’ll take care of it later, it will scratch your front glass, and hence, you would have to spend a lot of money to fix it.
Check under the Hood
The most important parts of a car are generally in the car’s bonnet, under the bonnet hood, and if you feel that there is something wrong with the car, you must check for any problems out there. It is quite easy nowadays to check the level of the fluids in the bonnet. You may use a dipstick, and use it to see the level of the fluid. To keep your engine healthy, always check that the fuel level mustn’t go down below a certain threshold.
If you can’t understand something, there’s always the car manual to go and refer to.
Go to Professional
Since most of us are basically ignorant about the car’s internal functioning, we must have a go-to professional mechanic, who can instruct us in case, we need some advice from him/her. Having a go-to professional is like visiting a dentist, even if you brush daily—nothing but a pro-advice or a pro-service to an already well-maintained car.
Dixie Ford is a Car Dealer and Ford Service center in Mississauga, the frontrunners in the business for the last 30 years. Call them to book an appointment.