Performing regular vehicle maintenance tasks keep your car in good condition and save you the costs of routine car repairs. Regular servicing of a vehicle leads to less fuel consumption. As a motorist, always note that lack of car maintenance services will lead to frequent breakdowns and in future, reduce the lifespan of the vehicle. Two activities performed on a vehicle are regular maintenance and normal repairs, each with its core functions; repairs are meant to fix a problem while maintenance is supposed to prevent a problem from happening as well as ensuring the vehicle remains in good working condition.
Several drivers do not visit the car mechanics for maintenance tasks but perform them on their own, from their homes. Activities involved in car maintenance are and not limited to checking the tyre pressure, oil changing, checking the engine fluid amongst others. Most of the new cars come with a handbook detailing how some of these maintenance tasks are carried out. If you feel the activities are a bit too hard to perform, always seek help from your mechanic. Below is a highlight of vital maintenance tasks that a driver can perform on his/her vehicle without seeking mechanics help.
Start with oil check and other fluids every time before you start the vehicle. Fill these fluids to the required level every time you notice they are running low. Engine coolant is vital and should always be at the right level, check and fill. It is important to note that failure to check the fluids will lead to engine failure as the engine will overheat. You can make it a habit of checking these fluids, every start of the day before you start the car by allocating few minutes of your time.
Another vital task to perform is checking the pressure in all the vehicle tyres. You will be required to change the wheels often if you do not maintain them by ensuring that they always have the correct amount of pressure. Too much pressure in tyres can also make them burst, and cause accidents. Refer to your handbook or your mechanic the correct measure of pressure your tyres should take.
The engine is an important part of your car, and if damaged, it will cost you so much to replace, therefore, it is important to check the engine air filter as dirty ones will reduce the lifespan of your engine. Air filters normally have dusts that accumulate on the air tube.
To ensure the engine remains in good working condition, empty the dirty engine oil frequently and replace with clean oil. Check with your mechanic the number of times the oil should be changed, and after coverage of how many miles.
To increase the lifespan of a car, perform the above simple maintenance tasks and save the cost of repairing the vehicle as a result of frequent breakdowns.