You would think that people know they have to regularly wash and clean their car and do some minor maintenance every few months…Some people really don’t. So, here for our unaware readers, we share some basic tips on how to keep your car looking good and running like it should.
Clean the inside and outside of the car every month. Apart from the fact that people will think you’re dirty and lazy, washing your car regularly prevents dirt to cause damage. If a car stays dirty for long periods, it will eventually damage the paint and possibly the mechanics. Use a car cleaner and soft cloth to wash the outside without scratching the paint. Clear out any rubbish on the inside and vacuum everything.
Change the oil regularly. There are different opinions about when you should change the oil. One general rule is to change it every 5000 to 7500 miles. You should check often in-between to make sure that your car isn’t damaged because you didn’t top up the oil.
Take care of your tires. You should check your tire pressure at least once a month and any time you think it may be needed. You should also rotate your tires regularly. Every 7500 miles is a good guideline to follow.
Check and replace your brake pads. Brake pads last for a while, but it is important to pay attention to them and know when they need replacing. Worn out brake pads are very dangerous and can result in serious accidents.
Change the air filter. The air filter can also last for quite a while, but it does need to be changed. You can follow the guideline of every 30 000 miles to be safe. If you are unsure, have it checked out by a professional.
If you love your car and want it to last a long time, you need to take good care of it. These are simple things you can do. Make sure you have good insurance and always look to protect your car from the elements.