Your Annual Car Care Checklist [Infographic]
Have you ever wondered if you've done too much or too little for your car? Within the past year, what responsibilities have you missed because you weren't aware that they were crucial?
We at KevianClean aren't just about clean and presentable cars. We also uphold the importance of car maintenance and driving safety. This infographic from CarCare.org shows us which parts of our cars we need to pay attention to and when.
The most vital parts of the vehicle that need to be checked all the time include lights, both inside and outside of the car, as well as the tires, windshield fluid, and engine oil. Whenever any of these are not in their best conditions, it signifies a major problem that needs to be addressed by a mechanic.
Every quarter, you should check your transmission fluid, battery, safety belts, engine air filter, exhaust, hoses, and power steering fluid. You may choose to bring your vehicle in the mechanic's shop for close inspection to ensure that any problems will be dealt with immediately.
Twice a year, you should check your windshield wipers and chassis lubrication. The latter can be checked by a mechanic, but you can replace your own windshield wipers. Just buy a new pair at a local hardware store. However, if you don't know how to install them, better let the mechanic take care of it.
At least once a year, you should check your brakes, cabin air filter, coolant, steering and suspension, and wheel alignment. These don't need as much inspection and maintenance as the earlier mentioned parts but they surely have to be checked at given intervals. If you find any issues with these said car parts, you should call your mechanic right away for repair. It is not advisable to drive with your vehicle if any of these parts are not working properly.
Now that you know what and when to check in your car, make sure you don't miss any of your maintenance duties. It's best to stay safe on the road no matter what time of the year!