Automotive
13 January 2016

Keep you car in good condition: 5 easy tips to remember

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by Tristine Brown - 2 Comments
Keep you car in good condition: 5 easy tips to remember

As an automobile owner, you cannot overlook the importance of proper regular care of your car. To have a well-maintained vehicle that is efficient in heavy traffic is something that you will want to have.

The following guide will help you keep your automobile in good condition:

Read your car manual

The value of your owner’s manual and any article which suggests mileage or time intervals to be used for servicing is important. Take the time to read your manual from cover to cover to find important information, like regular vehicle maintenance and other motoring-related concerns.

Do it yourself (DIY) inspection

By doing this, you will have first hand information on the condition of your own vehicle. DIY includes any of the following motor-related servicing: checking the condition of brakes, checking oil level and for signs of leaks, getting regular oil changes, checking and cleaning battery cables and terminals, inspecting hoses and belts for wear, checking spark plug wires after 50,000 miles or any applicable miles depending on the kind of vehicle you have, keeping lights, turning signals, and horning in good working condition, checking tires for wear, rotating tires every any applicable miles as stated in your manual, checking muffler and exhaust pipes, getting a tune up, checking fluids for brake, power steering and transmission and other applicable inspection-related vehicle activities. The value of such routinary inspection can minimize major repairs and maximize vehicle life.

Even if you have no sufficient technical skill with car repairs, it is necessary to do some simple, basic preventative maintenance on your vehicle to save your money. You can prevent future repair expenses and most importantly extend your car’s life.

When a part of your automobile is no longer usable you need to purchase the needed new part from the motor company where you purchased it for a possible discount or it might still be under warranty. Have a trained mechanic check the condition of your vehicle. In this case, he can extend a wide range of car services, including routine maintenance and repairs.

As a vehicle owner it is important that you take care of your automobile. It will save you more money and give you less stress in the long run if you do your best to keep your car in good condition.

Tristine Brown

Tristine Brown

Tristine Brown joins Jaribo as our newest contributing editor. She has an academic background in Fine Arts, but don't let fool you – she has a real passion for motors and all things tech. Tristine is based in Chicago with her dog Jasper.

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2 Comments

  1. Kris Davidson says:

    I’m one of those people who know nothing about cars. Luckily my friends are pretty good with cars so I always ask them and they help me out.

  2. Jacob Fritz says:

    Reading the car manual sounds boring. Set aside an afternoon and go through the manual with a mechanic or someone you know that knows cars. Then grab a bite to eat after.

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