Owning a car comes with responsibility. If you are a teen who owns a car, it is important that you know how to care for your car to keep it in good condition all the time. Car problems usually happen due to lack of attention on the owner’s part. Here are some basic car care tips you should not forget.
Regular car wash. Washing your car is very important. Regular car wash is not just about keeping your car clean. It also provides protection to your car. It prevents contaminants from adhering to your car and damaging the paint and finish. Wash your car at least once a week.
Oil change. Clean oil is important to your car engine. Without a sufficient amount of good oil running through the system, the engine will not work efficiently and may lead to serious engine problems. Ignoring oil change when it is due could have damaging effects on the overall health of your vehicle. Change oil at least once every three months.
Check the radiator fluid level. It is important to maintain sufficient radiator fluid level because it prevents the engine from overheating. Check your radiator fluid once a month. You can do it yourself or ask a mobile mechanic to do it for you.
Check tire pressure. There are many reasons to always check your tire pressure. Having proper tire pressure is good for your car’s drivetrain. It also helps you get better gas mileage, better traction in winter and prevents blowouts in hot temperatures. You can easily find a tire pressure gauge from auto parts stores. You can find instructional online videos on how to do it, or ask a car mechanic for a quick lesson.
Follow these basic car care tips and you will feel safe behind the wheel knowing your car can go a long way.