Routine automotive maintenance is necessary for preserving the performance of your vehicle. Unfortunately, there are many types of auto care that individuals will overlook. This can greatly increase the likelihood that their vehicle will suffer a mechanical failure. Understanding the full range of services and tasks that will need to be done for the vehicle will help you to avoid these issues.
Replace The Air Filter
The air filter is one of the parts of the vehicle that you may rarely give any thought. The air filter is responsible for removing particulate matter before it is able to enter the engine. Over time, the air filter will become dirty enough to become clogged with these materials. Once this occurs, the engine will be unlikely to receive enough airflow to continue to function correctly. Ideally, you should have your air filter checked each time that you have the oil changed. The amount of dust and dirt that accumulates in the air filter can vary, and having it checked this frequently will help you to have these issues repaired as quickly as possible.
Regularly Check Your Vehicle's Fluids
There are many different fluids that your engine will require to function. In addition to fuel, the engine will also need oil, steering fluid and coolant. When these fluid levels get too low, they can cause the engine to become severely damaged or otherwise unable to function as anticipated. To avoid driving the vehicle without sufficient amounts of these key fluids, you should regularly check all of the engine fluids for your vehicle. The steps for access these fluids can vary based on the designed and construction of your engine, but the owner's manual will be able to give you insights into doing this work.
Keep Your Tires In Good Condition
The tires can be another instrumental part of the vehicle that you may neglect. Poorly maintained tires can be much more likely to experience a major blow out or develop leaks. Preventing these problems will require you to follow the best practices for tire care. More specifically, you should check the air pressure regularly to ensure it is within an acceptable range. Additionally, you will need to change your tires so that the right tires for the current season are on your vehicle. This is particularly important during the winter months. During the winter, the cold temperature can be very wearing on traditional tires. Furthermore, ice and snow on the road can be difficult for traditional tires to grip.
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9 April 2018
Hello. My name’s Samuel Jacobs. I retired from my job as an auto mechanic last year. During my years as a mechanic, I had the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. Some have remained friends to this day. When I was working, there is one thing that I came across at least weekly. That is how uneducated people are when it comes to their vehicle’s tires. Properly cared for tires are crucial to the safety of your vehicle. Without them, your car isn’t going anywhere. If they give out on you while you are driving, there is the potential for serious injury. I’m going to share some tire safety information here. Things like the importance of correct inflation, how to check the tread, when to replace tires, tire rotation, and what to do in case of a blow-out. I hope you find this information to be helpful.