Top 10 Car Maintenance Tips for your new Drive

22 November
Top 10 Car Maintenance Tips for your new Drive

It has always been a desire of every citizen to buy a vehicle, at least in India. The traditional Indian car industry operates that way! Yeah, we all want to own a car and at some point in our lives, we end up owning one. For us a car is not just an automobile, it is a sign of rank and pride. But it comes with its own collection of challenges when you purchase a vehicle. 

It is really important to repair a vehicle to keep it in good working condition. We find decent, mediocre, and worst roads in India and keeping the car in good condition is a struggle. Chaotic driving leads to a car owner's suffering. Don't worry, we're presenting you with the best 10 car repair tips to keep your car in great shape. The best thing is all these tips are easy and simple, and on a weekend it can be a really fun DIY for you!


1. Go through the owner’s manual


First of all, each car comes with an owner's manual. In order to know more information about your vehicle, you must read the manual. Details such as duty interval, engine oil change interval and other fundamental troubleshooters will be included in the owner's manual. So, reading the owner's manual will solve some of the underlying issues you face when owning a vehicle. You may also be instructed by the service centre or a technician to read the manual.


2. Top-up/change engine oil


To keep everything alive, fuel oil is equal to the blood that runs within the engine. It is very important to adjust engine oil at frequent intervals, since it affects the engine's health. If it is a digital gauge, you can conveniently check the amount of engine oil through the dipstick or the digital monitor. You may ask the mechanic after the first service to explain how to verify the amount of oil. Often retain the prescribed amount of oil and search for longer-term oil consistency.


3. Check all fluids


There are many other fluids in the vehicle, in addition to fuel oil. Coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, AC coolant and washer fluid are critical fluids in a vehicle. Still fill, as per the markings, the fluids. If you're not a fuel head, you should get the help of a mechanic! Changing fluids on a daily basis will save you a lot of cash and keep your vehicle in pristine shape for a longer period of time.


4. Check battery


Your car is not going to run without a charger! Modern batteries are simple to manage, and once in a while, you only need to check them. Check the battery terminals for any rusting or degradation and periodically clean them. When the vehicle hasn't been in service for a long time, make sure the car is running at least twice a week to keep the battery intact. It is also very convenient to adjust the battery for a longer period of time.


5. Check tyre pressure


Check the pressure of the tires at least once every 10 days. Not only can under-inflated tires impact handling, but they will also result in more fuel consumption. If the tires are under-inflated, the tires will wear out quicker. It is also not possible to over-inflate the tires as it could lead to tire bursts. Often retain the tire pressure prescribed by the retailer.


6. Clean/replace the air filter


A very easy task is to clean the air filter. It's easy to access air filters on new cars and it can be achieved with simple equipment. At least once a month, we suggest that you review the air filter. If it is broken, you should clean the air filter or repair it. If you are driven in dusty environments, the air filter can collect dust and affect the engine's performance. So for the engine to function properly, keep the air filter clear.


7. Check wheel alignment


Correct orientation of the wheel would make sure the car handles as it should. As you drive in a straight line, if the vehicle drives to the left, you need to change the alignment of the wheel. Only go to an approved centre for wheel alignment and they'll do it for you. Also to ensure that there is no rusting, spin the tires and the tire rotates freely. These precautionary checks on your next service will save you from a huge charge.


8. Check/replace the wipers


Wipers are often subject to extreme conditions, and it can cause you a lot of problems if they are destroyed. Damaged wipers can scrape the windshield and repair work can be expensive. Once in a while, inspect the wipers to ensure that they are in decent working order. Once every 2-3 years, change the wipers. Without any hardware, you can repair the wiper blades.


9. Don’t ignore rattling sounds


Never neglect any rattling sounds coming from under the car's chassis. It's safer to drive your vehicle to the repair centre to get it fixed if you are not sure what the noise is. Strange sounds are a sign of a major problem, but it is safer at the early stage to repair it. You can be spared from a major repair job by rectifying those issues.


10.  Keep exterior and interior clean


Last but not least keep the outside and inside of the vehicle safe. Clean the engine at least once a week and vacuum the inside as well. Within the vehicle, do not spill food products, water bottles and needless things. Regularly cleaning the vehicle will also protect the paint and keep the shine intact.

You will maintain your vehicle in good shape by following these basic maintenance tips. Good performance and good fuel economy would be supported by a well-maintained vehicle.


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