Keeping your car clean and in good mechanical condition will not only give you security, but will also maintain the selling value in case you decide to sell it. With these little tips you will learn how to give basic maintenance to your car.
Remember that cars are expensive, and you spent a lot of time saving up to buy it, and if you want your investment to last longer you should maintain it regularly.
1 - You should check the filters and replace them periodically.
You should change the filters periodically to extend the operating life of your car. Filters have the function of removing residues so that they do not cause damage. Over time, these particles accumulate in the filters, and it is necessary to replace them, otherwise they get clogged.
2 - Check that your tires are not worn out and that they are properly inflated
Tires have contact with the ground and wear out due to various factors. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain them to avoid accidents. You should check the tread pattern to see the degree of wear and do not forget the air in them.
Tire treads help tires grip the road to ensure better acceleration and stability. When your tire treads are worn, then humidity or even rainy conditions will probably cause you to slip.
3 - Change the engine oil
To understand the usefulness of oil, a simple way is to rub your hands together. You will see them start to heat up, that is, it is caused by friction. On the other hand, wet your hands and repeat the same process. The heat produced, due to lubrication, will be less.
4 - A coat of wax to protect the car's paintwork
This product basically serves to protect the surface of your vehicle from inclement weather. It serves to protect the paint against scratches as well as ultraviolet rays. It also protects against acidic residues such as dust, bird drops and other substances.
5 - Pay attention to your belts
When the crankshaft rotates, it produces power, and this power is delivered to all engine components by belts. For example, the timing belt, air conditioning compressor belt, and power steering belt. If any one of them breaks, that part will stop working and so will your car.
6 - Brakes should never be forgotten
A disc brake system has three components: the calipers, brake pads and the rotors. When you press the brake pedal these calipers are responsible for pressing the pads against the rotors, this is what generates the friction that in turn stops the vehicle.
Over time and with all the friction, brake components inevitably wear out. For this reason you should not wait until they break down. These maintenance tips should be kept in mind and checked regularly. Brake pads generally have a useful life of 25,000 and 65,000 miles, rotors have a useful life of 30,000 and 70,000 miles, and, finally, calipers last about 10 years or 75,000 to 100,000 miles. Take your car to the mechanic regularly for parts replacement.