More often than not, our cars breakdown when we are least prepared or in the most inconveniencing time. It might be when we are on our way to a major event, leaving early to avoid being caught in the heavy traffic jam during rush hours or in the middle of nowhere. Luckily, vehicles are designed in a way that can be predictable.
For example, the dashboard indicator can tell you that something is wrong or it's about to go wrong. The manufacturer's manual can also tell you that if you don't take certain actions after a given period of time, say change the motor oil or brake fluid, you risk damaging your car. In other words, following the recommended maintenance practices can keep your car running smoothly for many years to come. Here's what you need to be doing;
Changing Motor Oil Regularly (As Recommended)
Basically, most cars run by oil (as a primary lubricant) which gets dirty over time. The contaminated oil has debris that triggers friction which produces metal fragments. Negligence on such a crucial matter may cause your engine to seize up. How catastrophic is that while driving? Change your oil on a regular basis and enhance the efficient running of your engine.
Inspection of Battery
A battery or an accumulator, as some may call it, is the source of life for your car's electrical components. When it's dead, nothing is powered nor functioning. Several reasons contribute to such, including aged battery, poor alternator, corrosion, or cracks that leak the fluid. It is, therefore, essential to check on your car's battery lest you deprive its life.
Replacement and Inspection of Tires
For peak performance, tires need to be at their best. They do more than propelling the car. Tread wear is the most major concern when it comes to tires, but poor tire inflation is equally key. Proper tire inflation prevents tires from wearing out easily, thus boosting a firm grip on the road. Replace worn-out or old tires to avoid clashes or skidding off the road due to a compromised road grip.
Replacing of Spark Plugs
Small parts but yet play a significant role in the proper functioning of your car. First off, what are spark plugs? They are devices located at the engine that provide the spark that ignites the air or fuel mixture, creating an explosion that powers your engine. A damaged or worn-down spark plug requires replacement as it hampers the engine's efficiency.
Let's face it, investing in your car is as much as investing in your safety. If you need vehicle preventative maintenance performed, we invite you to bring your car into our auto repair shop today!