In this rapidly developing world, it seems that everyone owns a car, but few people know how to maintain their cars. Your responsibility does not end with the purchase of the car of your dreams, but proper maintenance is also needed to keep it in good condition for years to come. Improper maintenance of the car may be due to lack of knowledge or ignorance; both can damage your car.
Not taking proper care of your car is silly and nonsense. To avoid this situation, take proper care of your car so that it will take care of you, in the long run. Even if you keep your car for a short period of time, you will only get the best price if you take care of it. Before starting your maintenance program, you need to know the maintenance requirements for your car. Consult your car manual for this. Keep in mind that only you can understand your car’s cry for help! It is your duty to keep it in tip-top shape.
On occasion, you will find that your car emits strange odors. These odors are an indication of an impending problem. Moldy smell means that there is some water stuck under the rugs that you need to dry. Otherwise it wouldn’t take time to rust your car and your carpet will be destroyed as well. Smoke odors are the most dangerous; signify an electrical problem. Turn off your car immediately and check the hood. When your fuel tank suffocates or overflows, strange requests for fuel will accumulate; check it immediately. When the varnish burns, it takes on a smell of sweat. A burning smell fills your nostrils when your tires have trouble and you drive with the brakes on. Strange odors act as early warning signs for those undesirable repair bills.
Sounds are also a form of the language of your sick car. While turning the front wheels and hearing a strange clicking sound, check the front axle. You may fall. Your engine overheats if you experience a certain change in engine tone. Stop the car immediately, let it cool down, and show it to your mechanic as soon as possible. Being counterproductive while driving is usually the worst of all and requires an immediate review. If you feel the engine knock, it is time to check the engine oil.
The engine is the most important and hardest working component in your car. As you drive it, its moving parts run at high speeds and temperatures. Change the engine oil frequently and have the engine checked regularly.
Tires wear out easily. Maintain them and periodically check for gravel and stones stuck in the tire threads (and hopefully not nails!).
Sometimes you will notice that your brakes are not responding. Go to your service and refill the brake fuel tank.
Clean the battery terminals and feed with grease regularly. Avoid corrosion. Make sure the plates are in place at all times.
Interiors must be clean at all times. This dust and dirt prevents it from wrecking your car. Clean it not with household cleaners, but with cleaners made for this purpose.
The exteriors need the same attention. Clean them regularly with soap and water. This is beneficial for those hoping to resell their car.