Cars are expensive, both to purchase initially, and even more crucially, to run. However, the expenses involved in running a car are nothing compared to the cost of repairs when something goes wrong. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to prevent those pricey repairs and that is by doing all you can to make sure your car runs better and more smoothly by maintaining it properly.
When it comes to car maintenance, after all, prevention is better than the cure. As well as helping you to save money, regular maintenance can help you to avoid mechanical failures unexpectedly happening when it’s least convenient. No-one wants to be left at the side of the road with a broken-down car, particularly not if it’s late at night, during winter or in a storm.
To help you stay on top of your car’s maintenance and ensure you are getting the best, safest and most economic experience driving it, we have listed some great tips for what you should be doing.
Change the Air Filter
This is crucial as the air filters in your is the component that prevents grit, dust and any other debris from getting inside your car and damaging the internal components and specifically the engine. Although it may sound complicated, you can replace the air filter very easily and it won’t cost you too much either.
Regularly Check the Air Pressure in Your Tires
As the tires of your car are the only part that comes into contact with the road, these must be always kept inflated to the proper pressure for safe and economical driving.
The stability and traction of your vehicle can be affected by the tires not being inflated enough or being overinflated.
Change the Oil
Perhaps the most effective and simplest way to ensure your car runs well and smoothly for as many years as possible is to regularly check and change the oil. When you use a good quality oil like that supplied by an Amsoil dealer, you can make sure all the engine’s internal components are protected against friction, heat and other by-products of combustion.
It is also crucial to the safe and efficient running of your car that the fuel tank is clean and clear of anything that could spoil it. Therefore, you must have the fuel filtered changed regularly. When filters are dirty, they don’t do their job properly, and that means the flow of fuel is restricted which can cause drivability problems. When the filter is not just dirty but badly damaged, it may allow contaminants into the fuel injectors which can cause further problems and damages.
Therefore, whether you do it or hire a professional to, you should check, clean and even replace the fuel filters in your car often.
This is not an exhaustive list, but we hope it has provided you with some interesting insight into some of the jobs you need to do regularly to ensure your car continues to run smoothly.