Tips for Maintaining Your Car Well on a Daily Basis
Regular maintenance of your car is the key to keeping it in good condition. Not all maintenance operations can be done without a professional. However, regular monitoring can be provided by the owner of the vehicle himself without mechanical skill.
The daily maintenance of a car is a guarantee of its longevity, both aesthetic and mechanical:
Whether it is oil, coolant or brake fluid, checking the levels is a simple operation that keeps the engine in running condition and prevents breakages or accidents. All you need to do is raise the cover regularly:
Open the cap and check the remaining oil level on the dipstick. It must always be between the minimum level and the maximum level. If you feel that the level is a little low, you can add oil. This implies always having a container of oil at home. Too much oil consumption should prompt you to contact a professional.
The same goes for the coolant level. Here again, too much water consumption can be the sign of a necessary change of the cylinder head gasket.
Generally, a slightly low level can be topped up. But if it is necessary to complete too often, the best is still to make an appointment at the garage.
Monitor Security Components:
Good tire condition is essential for safe and safe driving. Their swelling should be monitored regularly. In addition, the tires have a wear indicator, to watch out for. A set of tires can travel on average 50,000 kilometers, provided they are properly inflated. Be careful, if you notice irregular wear on one of them, this may be a sign of a parallelism problem. In this case, the garage can perform a rebalancing or, if the problem persists, a change of ball joint or shock absorber.
In addition to checking the tires, the brakes should also be checked regularly. The mechanic can take charge of checking the pads and discs during the annual overhauls of the vehicle. It should also be consulted if the braking exhibits faults or abnormal noises and squeals.
Lighting is also one of the safety features to be checked regularly. Many drivers take to the road at night with a burnt out light bulb. It is not insignificant that the Ministry of the Interior has launched a “See well and be seen” campaign.
Keep the Body Clean:
The icing on the cake is the cleanliness of the vehicle. A clean vehicle, both inside and out, is certainly more fun to drive. Most importantly, regular maintenance ensures that your vehicle looks good for longer. If you are not convinced, it is on resale that you will see the difference. On average, a clean vehicle sells faster than a poorly maintained vehicle and the buyer is deprived of a reason to negotiate the price.