If you are the recipient of a new car, then congratulations. You have now entered into a world where vehicles are much more reliable and need less maintenance to continue running well. However, you still need to perform simple, yet periodic checks to ensure that your vehicle continues to perform at its best. No matter how well designed everything is, it still needs to be looked after and cared for.
At Red McCombs Superior Body Shop, we want you to be satisfied and confident in your new vehicle. That is why we have collected a few procedures that your should regularly perform to increase the duration of your vehicle’s life.
Check Engine Oil
This is a vital step that encompasses every car, regardless of the age and make and model. Do this regularly. You typically would want to check the oil once a month, or more if you notice that your vehicle is leaking oil or that you frequently need to add oil. If you do happen to have a leak, find the source and get it fixed in a timely fashion. Procrastinating can have dire consequences to your vehicle and your wallet. When you do check the oil, park on level ground to get an accurate dipstick reading.
Wash Your Car
You would be surprised to know that the vast majority of people fail to wash their vehicle(s) in a timely fashion. Some don’t do it at all. However, it’s advised to wash your vehicle at least once a week at most or once a month if possible. Wash the body, fender wells, and the undercarriage to remove dirt. Keep in mind that rain is not a substitute for a car wash. It actually contributes to the deterioration of your vehicle’s exterior appearance.
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Other Check And Procedures
Here are some additional checks that your should perform at each oil change or every two to four years.
- Check the air filter
- Inspect the exhaust system
- Check the brakes
- Clean the radiator
- Check the battery
- Drain and flush the cooling system
- Change the automatic-transmission fluid
- Replace the drive belts and hoses
- Change the timing belt
- Check the constant-velocity-joint boots