Car tips: Easy Steps to Maintain Your Vehicle

Have you read your car’s manual guide? It might be a wise choice to read it. Maintenance is key to having a long life with your car. When proper precautionary actions are not taken to take care of your car, you risk accidents caused by malfunctions and spending more on repairs.

Either you’re a new car owner or a seasoned driver, you can benefit from these four easy-to-do car tips.

Check the oil

One of the most important car tips is to check the oil. Oil lubricates the engine parts. It distributes heat to the rest of your car. When the oil burns off, you need to replenish it. Low oil levels cause cars to go through more stress, which increases the damage potential.

You can check the oil level using the dipstick or an electronic gauge. You should change the oil according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, i.e., every three months or 5,000km. While you’re at it, check the colour too. The oil should be black or brown. If it has a milky colour, the coolant fluid may be leaking into the engine.

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Check the tires

Checking your tires may be the easiest thing to do. Before you go to work, look for any physical hazards and whether there’s enough pressure in your tires. Tires in poor conditions may lead to poor braking, instability, and a flat tire. You can use a digital pressure gauge for a more accurate reading. Other than the tire pressure, you should also check the treads. Tires with thick tread assure a more safe, non-skidding car ride. It is also important to rotate your tires every 3,000-5,000km. As your front tires get more action, rotating your tires ensure an even wear and tear.

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Wash your car

Driving a dirty, mud-covered car is like picking out clothes from the laundry basket. No one wants to go near you or your car. The state of your car tells a lot about how responsible and hygienic you are. You should try to wash your car at least once a week. Make it into a fun weekend activity you do with your kids or drop it off at one of the carwashes by the mall when you go shopping.

Additionally, dirt, like bird poop, can corrode your car’s paint job. Keep a microfibre cloth handy in your trunk for quick and easy to fix messes.

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Clean the interior

Have you ever been inside a car that looks so shiny from the outside but could really use an interior makeover? Faded and dusty car cushions are a thing of the past when you properly maintain all aspects of your car.

Pro tip: invest in a good car vacuum to get rid of those annoying crumbs and dust from your seats. To make sure your car always smells good, check out our 5 natural ways to remove bad odours

Additionally, at least once a year, you should send your car for deep cleaning. CleanHero provides a professional car interior cleaning. We deep clean your cushions, dashboard, and more, to remove bacteria and deeply embedded dirt. Our services can be done at your home and our shop where you can get up to 15% discounts.

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