Performing regular vehicle maintenance tasks keep your car in good condition and save you the costs of routine car repairs. Regular servicing of the car will also reduce the fuel consumption of the car. Every vehicle owner should know that a car without proper maintenance is more likely to be prone to frequent breakdowns in future. Two activities performed on a vehicle are regular maintenance and normal repairs, each with its core functions; repairs are meant to fix a problem while maintenance is supposed to prevent a problem from happening as well as ensuring the vehicle remains in good working condition.
Most drivers can perform auto maintenance as it is not an uphill task. Some of the vital activities of a car maintenance are fluid checks and modifications, tyre pressure checks, etc. New cars have a handbook with instructions on how to perform these tasks as well as what is expected of the user or driver in this case. If you feel the activities are a bit too hard to perform, always seek help from your mechanic. Below is a highlight of vital maintenance tasks that a driver can perform on his/her vehicle without seeking mechanics help.
Start with oil check and other fluids every time before you start the vehicle. Do not wait until the fluids run low, fill to the required levels. Engine coolant is vital and should always be at the right level, check and fill. Low levels of engine fluids will automatically result to engine failure as a result of overheating. Spare some few minutes each start to perform these vital tasks as they will ensure your vehicle remains in good working condition.
Check the pressure in the car tyres and make sure it is at the required level. The car types should have the right amount of pressure to ensure they last long. Too much pressure in tyres can also make them burst, and cause accidents. Consult your mechanic if you are not sure how to check the pressure of your car tyres.
The engine is an important part of your car, and if damaged, it will cost you so much to replace, therefore, it is important to check the engine air filter as dirty ones will reduce the lifespan of your engine. Air filters normally have dusts that accumulate on the air tube.
To ensure the engine remains in good working condition, empty the dirty engine oil frequently and replace with clean oil. The frequency of oil change will depend on the number of miles or kilometers covered, therefore, confirm with your mechanic if you are not sure.
The above maintenance tasks are simple for any driver to perform on his/herself and will contribute substantially towards saving the extra costs incurred through frequent car repairs as a result of poor maintenance.