How to maintain your used car?

How to maintain your used car?

How to maintain your used car?

 

Vehicles nowadays have become part and parcel of one’s life. It is almost impossible to pass a day without using them. But one must look after the condition of their vehicle from time to time.Either new vehicle or used vehicle both need to be looked after with care to keep them fit and performing for long time without trouble. Experts hand on vehicles is necessary to detect any flaws. Even though Japanese vehicles are well known for their quality and technology, they too need to be looked after some time or the other. Little care and good handling can keep them going for years without complaint.

In order to save themselves from huge workshop bills, some people prefer to do maintenance by themselves. Here are some tips for car care yourself that saves money and frequent visits to workshop: -

  • Read the User Handbook: - Carefully read the user handbook or manual to know your car from within. This will help you detect and solve minor troubles yourself. Keep it handy for reference again.
  • Maintain a Service Record book: - It is good to keep the service record book as it contains the details of service dates, change of parts, change of oil, any problems solved at workshop etc. This will help you understand the needs and how to fix the problems with experience.
  • Take Your Car to service station annually: - Annual service of the car is important as through checking of every part, not only performance of the car increases, but assures safety too. Take your car to your nearest registered service station. At the authorized company outlets, the car is attended by trained mechanics and there one can easily buy any new part from the workshop without being worried about originality and quality.
  • Oil-Change at regular intervals: - Every brand provide a time/distance bound oil-change schedule, so changing of the engine oil time to time is very important for the engine and the parts of the engine lubricated. The lubrication increases life and saves wastage of fuel and environment too. With every change of the oil, also change the oil filter.
  • Check the Fluid Levels: - For assured high performance and long life of your Japanese used cars, you should keep checking and maintaining fluid levels such as transmission fluids, coolant fluid and fluid level of the battery. Record the change dates in record book and then you can make a schedule yourself to tune your car.
  • Check Tire Pressure and Alignment: - The proper alignment of wheels and correct pressure of the tires are very essential for the performance and life of the vehicle. They should be checked weekly if possible. If find some imbalance get it fixed to avoid further damage.
  • Check the Brakes: - The brake pads of the vehicle should be checked and replace when required. It is important to have perfectly fine brakes for the safety of not only vehicles but also passengers, so never delay or ignore.
  • Wash your car: - Occasionally wash your car with pressure, apply car polish and sparkle it. Vacuum clean the interiors and change the mates if required. The cleaning of the car will indeed be a good exercise for you.
  • Keep the car in the garage if possible: - The car’s exterior color and luster will last longer and require less maintenance if it is protected from Sun.
  • Drive with the aim to save fuel: - This will give you amazing results for sure, great mileage, smooth moving car, with lots of money saved on fuel and workshop bills.

 

 

Little negligence in the maintenance can lead to a collapse or breakdown of the vehicle. So, just put on your old casuals and follow the tips given above to keep your car run safely as long as possible for the least money. Believe me you can do a lot by yourself only, even if you have minimum mechanical knowledge.

 

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