In the previous article we learnt how a car works. Now, it’s time to learn how we can take care of it, because nothing is more important than keeping your car in safe for years, because we all know that buying a new car isn’t a cheap thing. So, if you take care of it during the time, you prevent irremediable damages or damages that can cost you a lot. Taking care of your car will cost you a lot less than repair it. So, don’t wait your motor engine, oil or something else to make damages before choosing to keep them safe. First of all, you must know everything about your car. How it works, what your car need to work properly, what products you must use and so on.
The first thing you must do when you have a car is to clean it. You have to clean it at least once per week, but better is to clean it twice a week. A dirty car in the inside and also on the outside is one from the worst things that can happen, because the dirt will damage some stuff from your car. And to not forget that you probably drive in the car with other people. Imagine what they will think about you if you have a dirty car and if you have a clean one. If you do not have enough money to go to car wash, you can do it by yourself! It will not last longer than an hour and in this way you will save your car! Buy special products for inside and outside and clean it!
Well, you need to love your car to take care of it and also to remind to change the oil. Most of the people forget about changing the oil on time and this oil will make some really bad damages at your motor engine (?). So, if you are at your first oil changing, do not do it only by yourself! First, go with your car on a service and look at the mechanic how he is doing it! After that, learn about your car. Learn what kind of oil you must use to protect your car and to make it work for a long time. After you learn what oil product you need to use, is very important to change it how often it is necessary. Only use brands you can trust! Each car has an interval of driven kilometers that says you when it is required to change your oil. What can happen if you do not change the oil how often it is needed? First of all, if you do not know what motor oil does, go to the previous article and learn about it. Shortly, oil lubricates the engine to make it work better. If your oil decreased too much or if it isn’t changed on time, your motor engine will not work anymore and it will suffer some really bad damages. Also, without a properly oil, the dirt will build up.
Take a great look at your tire pressure! Even if you go to a service to stabilize equilibrium, your ties will suffer at a moment a tire depressurize. And that mean that your tires will not work good anymore! An incorrect pressure can make you a lot of problems, especially deviation of you route that means instability and more other things. You need to verify the pressure constantly, let’s say each month or at least after 1000 km because it will costs you a few money, and even if you will do it monthly, you will pay less than changing your tires in case of damages.
Another thing you need to take care of is you headlight bulbs. Imagine that you have a bad highlight and also you avoid to change it because you have no time or money or so on. Think just a little about the fact that you can drive home at night and you will not see the route. It is a huge risk and without sense because preventing to hurt yourself is more important than money or time.
Another big problem is when a car is not use anymore for a time and the owner do not store it properly. A cat that isn’t driven for a while can suffer damages because of the rust. Also, the battery can suffer important damages. What can you do to prevent all of these? What can you do to start again after a while your car and have the happiness to work? Well, you have to start by cleaning it after you think to store it. It must be topped off with gas and the most important thing you have to do is to star it often to keep the battery fresh. Also, you can invest in your car and buy a battery tender that will work during the entire period of storage and will prevent your battery from discharge. So, what happened if you don’t do this? Your battery will discharge and you will need a new one, your engine will be hurt because you do not use it and also the dirty will build up.
We learnt in the previous article that when the motor is working, it will become hotter and hotter. And, what can you do if you need to drive all the day? Even if you use your car the entire day or from time to time you must have an antifreeze and coolant for your motor engine. By using these products you will keep your motor at a properly temperature and also you will prevent it from freezing in the winter. Both situations: a motor too hot or a motor too cold will damage it.
Even if you believe it or not, you need to park your car in a cold place in the summer and in a hot one in the winter. Parking it in the sun will make damages at your motor.
Now, if you know all of these, and they aren’t the only ones, start taking care of your car!