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Tips on How to Maintain Your New Car

Consider about including items on your “to do” list for vehicle maintenance:

Check the engine oil.

For well-maintained automobiles, a monthly inspection is advised. Get it checked thoroughly and mended as soon as possible if you regularly need to top off or notice an oil leak.

Check tyre pressure

The overall performance of your car is greatly influenced by how well you maintain and care for your tyres. The cost of maintaining proper tire pressure is reduced since properly inflated tires last longer and use less gasoline.

The tyre pressure also helps save lives. Tyres that are not correctly inflated (either over-inflated or under-inflated) don’t handle or stop as anticipated and may cause a flat. This might be fatal if you’re moving quickly.

Use an accurate tyre-pressure gauge to check the pressure of all the tyres, including the spare, once a month and most particularly before a lengthy drive. The best time to do this is while the tyres are cold, either before or shortly after a short drive. The manufacturer’s recommended pressure should be used, not the value stamped on the sidewall of the tyre. The owner’s manual, a label on the front doorjamb, or the glove box should all contain this information.

Additionally, inspect the tyres for sidewall bulges, gashes, or irregular or uneven wear.

Wash the Car

In most nations, it is illegal to drive with a dirty windshield because it obscures your view of the road and poses a safety risk. Get the fender wells and undercarriage cleaned to get rid of a buildup of dirt, road salt, or sand in addition to the daily or weekly wash. When water beads enlarge to the size of a small button, the finish needs to be waxed.

Regularly replace the oil and filter.

An engine oil and filter change is advised for the majority of cars every 12,000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first, while they are operated normally. The suggested interval should be halved for “heavy” driving, which includes many short excursions or driving in sandy circumstances. This equates to 6,000 kilometers, or three months. Additionally, turbocharged and diesel engines may require more regular oil changes. You can find the precise intervals for your automobile in your owner’s handbook.

All other issues should be resolved by having the car serviced on time, ideally with the dealer. Nevertheless, if you are bringing the vehicle to a private garage, request that they check the following boxes when performing the service:

  • Oil and Filter change and lube
  • Belts and Hoses
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Cabin Filter
  • Differential, Manual Transmission and Transfer Case (if equipped)
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Fuel Filter
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Coolant (antifreeze)
  • Battery and Cables
  • Timing Belt
  • Tune Up
  • Brake Service
  • Tyre rotation
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