If you own a car then you’d know how valuable it was and the fact that everyday you’ve owned it, it has gone down in value. It doesn’t matter if you drive your car every day or you keep it park it a garage the car is going to depreciate, the best thing you can do for the car is to properly maintain and service it as scheduled. Some drivers might not fully understand the importance of servicing your vehicle, it is important because it gives the mechanic the chance to spot and issues or even anything that might be an issue in the future. It gives car owners the opportunity to address any problems fast and for less money before it becomes a bigger issue that hinders the performance of the car and costs a lot to repair.

General Inspection

You need to know your car like you know yourself, you need to be able to know where the scratches are, what noises your car makes and everything else. To do this, you need to give your car a once-over ever so often so you can catch anything that might need further attention. Check all your lights (including the dashboard lights) make sure that they word, check your tyres (including any spares), your tyre pressure, tread depth and more. Check the bodywork and paint job on your car, your brake pads, engine belt and fluids. Remember to address and issues immediately to save time and money in the future.

Fluids

You should be checking the fluid levels in your car every week, from your engine oil to your water coolants, anti-freeze and everything in between. Most cars are fitted with gauges and dipsticks so you should not have much trouble finding the levels but if you do you should refer to your owner’s manual. Your owner’s manual is chuck full of information all relating to the maintenance of your car, in it you will find information on how often you should be changing your oils and what brands are acceptable for your car. You will even find a recommended servicing schedule designed by the manufacturers to make sure that the car is always performing effectively.

Tyres

Your tyres are important and should always be kept an eye on, drivers should be sure to check the tyre pressure and tread depth not forgetting to check your spare tyres as well. To avoid any incidents, you should consider investing in a small portable gauge and keep it in your glove compartment for easy access. You should also be checking your tyres regularly and before long journeys for cuts and bulges, your tyres are exposed to a variety of foreign objects while on the road and it might accidents down the line. If you do need to replace your tyres you can look online for services that offer a mobile tyre fitting service to your home or work.

Washing

Washing your car not only keeps it looking good, it is also a good and effortless way to maintain your car. Allowing bugs, dust, bird droppings, chemicals and any other residue that might have found their way onto your car to accumulate o your car can strip away the wax, paint job and even enter the filter or other parts of your car. Washing your car eliminates these possibilities and as was mention earlier, it also keeps your car looking good.

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