1. The engine
The engine of your car is the heart of a human being. In order for it to follow you for a long time, you must take care of it. Don’t wait until the last moment to worry about his condition. In addition to bringing your car to the wash station regularly, occasionally lift the hood to see what’s going on inside.
And you don’t have to be a mechanical expert to notice a leak. If there’s a puddle under your car or you smell something strange, it’s not normal. Intense heat affects the pipes and joints that make up your car. And if they’re worn out and made of rubber, they’ll give in eventually. A spot check will prevent an emergency trip to the garage or worse, a breakdown in the middle of nowhere.
We will not be talking about diesel or diesel. It is either one or the other and we must not be mistaken! And that is all.
Windshield washer fluid is probably the most fluid you put in your car. Some are pumping cash every hour, others are waiting to be at a very low level. Anyway, just fill the tank under the hood.
But did you know that there are other liquids you should keep an eye on?
First of all, take an interest in the car guide before touching everything. You will find everything inside to take care of your carriage.
Engine oil. You should check it when your vehicle has cooled down for at least an hour. To check the oil, a gauge is needed (and if you don’t know where yours is, look in your guide). After cleaning the gauge with a cloth, immerse it in the oil tank until the end. Once the gauge is removed, you will see the oil level in your car. All you have to do is look in your guide to find out whether to add oil or not. And of course, don’t put any oil in your engine. If you don’t know which is best for your car, ask an expert.
There is also transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid and coolant. Don’t panic, cars are now smart enough to warn you when there is a problem. If a light comes on, don’t ignore it. Make an appointment in a garage to fix the problem. And if you are a mechanic at heart, it’s up to you!
Tires are considered the shoes of your car, and it’s not for nothing! Nobody likes to run their toes in the air, right?
For safe and economical driving, check your tires at least once a month. You can find the recommended inflation pressure level in your car’s glove box or in your guide.
If your tires are worn, you must change them. If the tread depth is too low, you and your passengers are at risk. And if your brakes are in good condition but there is no adhesion, they will not be of any use. And especially during complicated weather conditions.
And when you change your tires, don’t save on it. Again, your guide will help you! You will find the type and size of tires you need.
Have you ever heard a sharp, piercing whistle when you hit your brakes? And not just once or twice? It’s a sign… You need to change your brake pads – it’s more than just rust.
If you do not hear or see anything abnormal but your car does not seem to stop properly when you press the brake, there may be a leak in the brake system. If your car hasn’t been running for a while, take a look underneath. Do you see a puddle or liquid flowing? If so, go to your mechanic as soon as possible.
5. Cleanliness of your car
Just as you shower regularly, you should let your car taste the pleasure of a sponge and a little soap from time to time. And especially when you welcome many passengers in your vehicle daily.
First impressions are important and if your car is dusty and muddy, it will affect your score. Moreover, if you want to know more about the rating, head to this article.
6. Air Conditioning
If your air conditioning is no longer working, you can try several things yourself but it is still recommended to consult an expert. The easiest thing to do is to detect the problem and go to a mechanic to repair your car.
Check the fans first by starting your car and the air conditioning. If there is a problem, it may be an electrical problem.
Check also if there is a leak in the air conditioning system. Special sprays and detection kits are available for this purpose.
Your air conditioning may also lack refrigerant.
For all these situations, make an appointment in a garage to fix the problem. We know you might be tempted to repair your car yourself, but sometimes it’s important to let an expert do it.
7. Windshield wipers
Wipers should be treated with care. If the wiper grates or the mechanism doesn’t work properly, you have a problem. And it would be annoying to find out in the middle of a storm.
To test your windshield wipers, simply clean your windshield regularly. If you notice that your wipers do not clean an area or do not work at all, it’s up to you! Buy new ones to replace the old ones.