CARS matter! Not only do they take people from one place to another in luxurious surroundings but they also create independence and security for some people.
With such important functions, one must know how to take really good care of their vehicles. Some people pay special attention to the health of their cars while others normally wait until something goes wrong when they take it to the garage.
Thatslife.com.au has listed several great tips in the proper maintenance of one's car.
nGet into the habit of doing a monthly check on your car.
nCheck tyre pressure once a month: You can do this at the garage, or even better, keep a tyre gauge in your glove box. Make sure you get an accurate reading.
Check the tyres have no cuts or bulges: Make sure the tread is not wearing too thin. A tyre repair centre will check your tyres for free.
Check all your lights are working: It's a hefty fine if they're not and can be very dangerous, especially on rainy nights. Check at night - turn on the lights, press the brakes and flick the indicators.
Be aware of the battery condition: Dim dash lights or if an engine turns over slowly are indicators that your battery is going flat. Check the oil: This one can save you thousands. Always check with a warm engine (but not a running engine). Check with the dipstick and top up the oil if needed through the oil filler tube.
Generally if something is about to go wrong then your car will start to show signs. Here's what to look out for: Noises. Does the car usually make that noise? Pinpoint where and when it started - it could be a number of things.
If the car is pulling to one side and the steering feels weird, you may have a tyre or wheel alignment issue. A clunky sound when changing gears could indicate something wrong with the transmission. Check the temperature indicator on the dash to make sure the car is not overheating.