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Simple car maintenance tips

Atasa Moceituba
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Maintenance becomes your responsibility once you own a car. It's going to be expensive and time consuming but remember the investment you make today will save you money down the road.

Don't expect your car to take care of itself in fact quit relying on your folks to remind you to get your tyres rotated or your oil changed.

Here are some rudimentary things you can do by website www. to ensure your cars stays in tip top shape.

* Clean windshield — a dirty, bug-splattered windshield is a safety hazard; because it obscures your view of the road so give it a regular cleaning. Using the spongy part of the gas station squeegee, soak the whole windshield with the cleaning fluid then pull the squeegee tightly from the middle of the windshield to the sides, finishing off the remaining streaks by pulling it top to bottom.

This is especially important after an extended drive on the highway when your windshield is littered with insect carcasses and using your car's washing fluid and wipers to remove them only creates a big, smeary mess that obscures your line of sight even more.

If your headlights are dirty, give them a squeegeeing as well. Your wipers have a role to play in keeping the windshield clean too

* Check tyre pressure —maintaining proper tyre pressure will keep you safe and even save you a little dough. Improperly inflated tyres- and this may mean over-inflated or under-inflated.

Don't handle or stop as well as tyres with correct pressure they also increase your chance of a blowout. Tyres with the correct pressure have a longer life and increase your fuel efficiency.

Tyre pressure is something you have to keep your eye on, as it constantly changes as the tyres log miles and the temperature fluctuates, that's why it is important to check it out regularly and add air when needed.

* Check oil level and top off as needed- motor oil is essential to your car's performance. If your engine doesn't have enough oil, your car is at risk of going kaput. To ensure your car always has enough oil, it is important to get in the habit of regular check-ups.

Checking your car's oil level is super easy. All you need is a clean paper towel, adequate light and about three minutes. Save this job for last because you need to wait for about five minutes after you've turned the engine off to drain back the oil into the pan.

Remember that your vehicle also requires maintenance tasks that are performed less frequently but are vital to allowing your automobile to live a long and fruitful life. These tasks include oil changes, tyre rotations, replacing and transmission fluid.

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