Car Saving Tips
A penny saved is a penny earned. Preventive maintenance is the most important thing a car owner can do to ensure his ride remains in pristine condition for a long while. Preventive maintenance in itself is an act that everyone believes should be practiced. The steps on how to do it though are rather unclear to almost everyone. In this article, we'll try and clear that up.
Pay Attention on your Tires
One of the most important tips for preventive maintenance is paying attention to your tires. You need to get your tires rotated, balanced and their alignment checked. When and how many times to do it is different for every vehicle and the amount of usage. Ensuring your tires wear evenly is important in ensuring a smooth drive and saving money on fuel efficiency. Changing all your tires at once can prove to be costly and so these tricks can help you save a fortune.
Change and Check the Oil regularly.
If you know the difference between clean oil and muddy, murky oil, you can save your vehicle from a lot of uncalled for problems. Most cars nowadays have an electronic gauge to check the oil color, some may have a dipstick – both tools are effective to check oil color. Oil color helps you preempt possible problems since an unusual change in color is an abnormality.
Charge your Battery and Keep it Clean
Although a large number of batteries these days are self-reliant when it comes to maintenance, it is still necessary to check for leaks in the battery or for any deposits near the battery contacts. It is important to realize that batteries need to be charged at least once a month. If your car is not in use, ensure that it is started once a week to keep its battery from discharging.
Keep an Eye on the Spark Plugs
The best way to keep an eye on engine efficiency is through your spark plugs. If the car's spark plugs are buildup covered, or have worn out, this means you engine isn't working efficiently. An inefficient engine can not only you cost you money in greater fuel consumption but it can also lead to major problem in the car's engine.
Inspect your Car
This is the most basic tip in preemptive maintenance. You need to go and check everything in your car from lights to tires to wind shield wipers periodically. It is better to stay ahead of a problem than to find yourself surprised. If you see anything that is alien to the ordinary, you need to take action on it right away.
I have a 1994 Buick Park Avenue and it is still in a healthy condition because all your car needs from you is a little maintenance.
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