With a whole family to foster, it’s really difficult for women to maintain their vehicle. Nevertheless, it is mandatory to keep our most important asset in good form. For this purpose, the best option is to visit a workshop or call a mobile mechanic. However, a few things are your own responsibility. Take the following 5 things into consideration:
- Knowing Your Car:
Know your car through your car owner manual. It informs you how to initially setup your car, how to check fluids, advise you on better driving practices, how to troubleshoot common problems, give easy access to technical data, how to achieve ideal tire pressure, how to clean and protect your car’s surfaces, how to decipher warning lights and what your warranty covers.
- Keep Your Car Hydrated
Just like you, your car heavily depends upon fluids to keep running effectively. To help protect and extend the life of your car, keep an eye on different fluid levels and check them from time to time. Some of the fluids in your car have dipsticks, so it’s fairly easy to check the fluid levels yourself. It never occurs to us what’s going on under the hood of our vehicles until something goes wrong. A periodic check on these fluids is every driver’s duty.
- Drive Through Smooth Sections Of The Road
This might seem very unimportant to you, but taking care of your car involves lots of sensible driving. Drive with patience and practice good driving habits. You should always avoid potholes, since the impact can highly affect your car’s suspension and steering. If a section of the road is bumpy, try driving on the smooth part. If your teenage boy/girl is learning to drive, make sure to teach them how to drive safely and sensibly.
- Keep Your Car Clean
Probably the easiest one and yet the most neglected thing is keeping your car clean. Dust and sand can shorten the life of your car’s body. Wash your car on a regular basis. Analyze the environment in which your car is operating; for example, if you live near ocean, the salt in the air will definitely harm your car’s paint. These long term negative effects can be avoided easily, if small things like washing and waxing are taken seriously. In addition, have a good chat with your mobile mechanic about how regularly you should wax your car to protect its body.
- Have A Mobile Mechanic
It’s absolutely fine if you do not have much information about your car. Always have a good mobile mechanic on hold for times when you think something is off. Other than that, servicing is also an important aspect to keep your car in a good shape. Just like your doctor knows all about you, your car should have a mobile mechanic who knows about your car. Make a car maintenance schedule for your convenience.
You can surely extend your family vehicle’s lifespan by taking care of these simplest things.
I have a new car, well it’s like new, it is already like 4 years old but it only has like 10,000 miles on it because I never drive anywhere. I need to keep it in good shape because someday I plan on trading it in and I want to get my money back on it. Thanks for sharing these tips!
These are really great tips that will really come in handy. I have to admit I am not very good at keeping on these things.
We do try to take good care of our cars even though we are short on time. All these tips are welcome for sure.