How to Keep your Car in Shape

Ways to avoid running into troubles and constant mechanic repair’s with your car.

Do you feel safe driving on a long vacation trip? If so, then going through the problem of what the car runs on when it’s to the point of exhaust mode and has no more fuel to pump the load off tends to happen. Many responsibilities come with having a car especially the diagnosis of a cars unexpected gas throttle. Or the unexpected light up of the engine in the dashboard when on the go that has no purpose, but to warn that the whole car might explode. For most of these problems this puts the driver into a hassle of errand runs. Cars monitor and tell when to change the oil after the mileage exceeds’ and communicates to the driver to drive slower or faster. A few more miles will not hurt does not cut it.

The main concern builds on the cars dependability and finding the root to the diagnosis. For example, the engine light may have turned on because the car’s increasing mechanic problems are not fixed and not necessarily because of the engine, itself.
The cars transmission gives the key warning signs that something isn’t functioning properly. Fix and look out for small car problems before they get any worse. Here are eight important ways to keep your car in best condition:

1) Change oil every 3,000 to 3,500 miles. Check the oil about once a week and change when the range reaches a maximum of 4,000 miles. Otherwise, the car will start to move slowly and make irregular noises that do not sound pretty. Also change transmission and other fluids when necessary, such as transmission fluid, brake fluid and the power steering fluid.

2) Avoid short trips or make one trip. Driving to get around to close by areas is not only a waste of gas, but damages your cars engine once the oil does not become hot enough to boil off the excess moisture that condenses inside the engine. In this case, the car becomes difficult to start. Excess moisture then builds the oil, which can rust up the engine.

3) Replace the tires about every 4 years or sooner. Make sure they are appropriately inflated in the amount of pressure instructed. Anytime tread wear are showing between the treads or the rubber feels weak then a tire needs replacement. 

4) Flush the coolant and change it every once a year. A mix of coolant and distilled water will keep the cooling system in good shape and prevent build up.

5) The braking system usually lets the driver know when the brakes need replacement. To be safe, have your brakes checked immediately. Check the belts for any tension. Very loose belts make a loud shrieking sound.

6) Start the ignition by giving the car a few minutes to warm up. Keep speed limited and drive slowly. Do not accelerate on the gas to hard when starting, because this makes the car more vulnerable to speed up when braking.

7) Check the battery once per month for corrosion and keep clean. Avoid running the battery down. 



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