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We love our toys when we are a child, and as we grow up, our toys get better. A car is simply one of the best of such examples, and for a good reason. Your car is not just a medium for transit; it is a precious thing you gift yourself, to speak for everything you are. Yet, like everything else, neglect and carelessness can spoil even the best of them.
But, there is still hope. Few simple steps of maintenance can ensure a long life to your car. Want to know the secret? Well, here it is:
Keep the oil running
Frankly, nothing beats oiling your engine. Just like “a healthy mind, a healthy you”, a healthy engine is absolutely necessary for a well-kept car. Why is changing engine oil so important? For starters, it keeps all parts of the engine lubricated and reduces friction. It also takes away the excess heat from the heat and minimizes chances of overheating. Also, the byproducts of combustion can safely be trapped and sent to the oil filter. One simple trick, too many benefits.
Rolling the tires
Somehow, tires are always neglected. It is strange that despite the importance of good tires for both safety and transit, most people simply never bother to check them. Well, you are smarter than most people, so never forget to keep an eye on the air pressure of tires. Tire pressure gauges work best to see if the tires have the required pressure level. Not only will it increase the lifetime of your tires, but also minimize the risk of flat tires.
Cleaning the beast
Real men need a good shower, and real vehicles demand regular washing. In order to manage a messy car, the most important place to focus would be the windshield, as dirty windshields can blur the view and be a safety hazard. Excess dirt can be accumulated in the undercarriage and fender wells, so you might need a hose. Waxing would further give a glossy finish to your car.
Checking the important parts
There are hundreds of components in a car and it is impossible for you to take care of all of them. But few are more important than the rest, and here you must put your focus upon. Check if the air filter works; if not, replace it. Keep an eye on the exhaust system for good expulsion of gases. Regularly check the brakes and transmission fluids to ensure a safe and smooth ride.
Maintaining a car is frankly one of the easiest things to do. All you need is the motivation, time and some great tips to follow.