Preventive maintenance is every car owner’s weapon against wear and tear. Your car can go a long way when you protect it. After all, it is one of those expensive investments that you want to keep for life.
Buying a new car is not something that you do every year. Not only does it mean high taxes and insurance rates, but it could mean a huge expense at your end too. It isn’t a solution too for those who want to drive something that runs like brand new.
Why Preventive Maintenance?
Preventive maintenance does make any old vehicle seem like brand new. Apart from regular check-ups by the mechanic, a car’s cleanliness needs to be maintained too. Both the interior and the exterior of the car require regular cleaning.
It is not just about making it look clean at all times, but it is about preserving how it looked like when you first drive it around town. Neglecting the care of your car will result to higher repair costs and an even higher insurance renewal rate.
By following a proactive car care plan, you can save yourself from a lot of trouble. If you want a car that’s efficient and dependable, then you should remember these tips:
- Check the levels of all the car fluids. Engine oil, brake and transmission fluids, as well as the power steering fluids – all these should always be in the right level to ensure that the car runs smoothly.
- Check the brake system of the vehicle. It may seem like its working fine until you realize that it is not. So check it regularly. Have it replaced when it shows signs of wear and tear. Don’t wait for it to actually be dysfunctional before replacing as it could pose great risks to the life of the driver and the passengers.
- Check the tires and make sure that all the tires have the right pressure levels. The wear of the tires can mean a tire realignment or replacement. Make sure to consult a mechanic in all these as they are the ones who know exactly what your car tire needs.
- Check the heating and cooling systems of the car. Proper ventilation will ensure the comfort and satisfaction of the driver and the passengers. Moreover, proper ventilation will keep the car interior protected from the usual wear and tear.
Which one of these do you do? Which of these do you keep in mind?