Nowadays, cars become a necessity for us and almost every family owns a car. It is no longer a piece of luxury. Since the vehicle is so important, we need to make sure it is in good condition and tip-top shape so as to benefit ourselves. Therefore, getting in the habit of regularly maintaining our cars is very necessary, which can also avoid potential high maintenance cost and extend the life of our cars.
Here are 4 essential vehicle maintenance notes you need to know.
1.Get familiar with the owner’s manual.
Each vehicle has an owner’s manual. If your owner’s manual has missed, maybe you can contact your dealer for a copy. Pay attention to the maintenance intervals for items such as engine oil and filter, tire rotation, belts and hoses and so on.
2.Check tire pressures.
There will be recommended tire pressure for your car in the owner’s manual. Besides, you can also use simple tools to check the tire pressure. Normally, it should be done once a week. Some cars contain tire pressure monitoring systems. There are also smart gadgets connected with mobile devices which can monitor tire pressure and send out notifications when one or more tires need air.
3. Change the oil and oil filter.
Oil works as a lubricant, which can prevent engine components from rubbing against each other, resulting in destroying the engine. Thus, it is important to change the oil regularly.
4.Change cabin air filter.
It is necessary to change the cabin air filter in your vehicle if your family members are allergic to dust and other airborne particles. It is recommended to replace your cabin air filter once a year or every 12,000 miles. You can also check your owner’s manual for the recommended cabin air filter replacement time.
There are many car maintenance notes and we have only listed the 4 main ones.
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