With work, kids and a whole lot of other things we tend to forget to live the frugal life. But with living life like that, you can forget things that need attention- like your vehicle. With all the things you should rather be doing, vehicle maintenance just falls to the side and gets forgotten.
Keeping your vehicle in its top shape condition will keep you safe from danger present in the road. Though, sometimes we tend to forget that our vehicle needs some care too, we should always think that prevention is better than cure. Here are some tips on simple car maintenance to help you avoid major repairs in the future caused by neglect.
Be religious in getting your scheduled car service
Your owner’s guide is where you’ll be finding out when your scheduled car maintenance services are. While getting your scheduled car service may seem expensive because of genuine parts and expertise, it can help you when you plan on selling your car in the future for a well maintained car can equal to more buyers and higher prices.
Replacing Air Filter
Air filter is your vehicle’s lungs. By replacing them, you can improve the vehicle’s fuel economy, acceleration and acceleration time.
You need a new air filter for your car every 12 months or 12,000 miles. You can pay someone to do it and have your car picked up the next day, or do it yourself and be done by 10 minutes. That is it. 10 minutes and you just made your car better than before.
Get an oil change
This is probably the simplest vehicle maintenance you can do to keep your vehicle in good, optimal running condition. Without getting an oil change, it can void your warranty or worse it can even cause an engine failure. Experts say you should get your oil changed every 3000 miles.
Changing your own oilcan get you a little dirty (it is the dirtiest job in this list), but in the end it might be the most rewarding.
Clean and replace your windshield wipers
When your windshield appears streaky, do not ignore it! Wipers are easy to clean and change yourself. Do not wait until you can barely see through the windshield for visibility is important when it comes to driving! With your eyes distracted by the streaks, you are not only risking your vehicle’s health but also yours.
Get your tyres rotated, aligned and get the right pressure.
You should always check your vehicle’s tyre pressure regularly for it has a good effect on the vehicle’s fuel economy, handling and comfort. It is suggested to do this once a week so invest on a tire gauge and let your vehicle run smoothly.
Getting your tyres aligned and rotated will make sure your vehicle’s tyres are evenly weared and your car drives smoothly. You can make your tyres last much longer when you align and get them rotated. Waiting for the time your tyres actually give up will only cost you more in the future.
These are just a few things you can do to maintain your vehicle and what it needs. Most of them you can do by yourself, but with Bay City Quality Mobile Mechanic we will go to you and do all the mechanical work for you.