Man confused about car servicing

Top Car Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

If you own a car, you must have heard from ten people about how to maintain your car. Surely, the car needs regular maintenance and inspection for it to run smoothly, and with so many tips and tricks available online, it can be confusing.

This article is about all things you should avoid while using your car. Following these few steps will prevent any major damage to the car that can cost you a lot later.

 Few Car Maintenance Mistakes You Should Avoid:

Overheating the car

If you park your car directly under the sun daily, it can lead to some serious damage to the car. This can lead to overheating of the car. And if you are driving an overheated car more often, then be prepared to pay a hefty amount for repairs.

 To avoid this situation, you can do two things. Always park your car under some shade. This also helps keep the steering wheel and the car seats cool for comfortable driving. 

 The second tip always checks the temperature gauge and the car’s coolant. Because of the external heat, the internal combustion engine will generate a lot of heat. If the cooling system is not working properly, this can lead to the car being shut down.

If you have heating issues with the car, we highly recommend going for a periodic service to solve the issue as early as possible.

 Neglecting oil changes and filters

 The engine oil in the car needs to be changed frequently along with the oil filter. If the oil or the oil filter is not changed, it can lead to a severely clogged filter, damaging the engine as well.

 Apart from oil filters, air filters also need to be replaced. If the filter is dirty, it can block the entry of fresh air to the engine area and let it overheat over time.

 Avoiding tyre conditions

 It is highly necessary to frequently check your car’s tyre conditions. If you neglect your tyre’s health, it can lead to tyre blowouts and may loss of vehicular control. Ensure your tyres are in top condition before taking a long drive.

 Not having correct tyre pressure can also adversely affect fuel consumption, car handling and car braking distance.

 Fluid Checks

 Your car carries different types of fluid that help it run smoothly. These fluids need regular checking and refilling. If you are not doing the fluid inspection, it can lead to a major issue.

 Here are a few fluids in the car that need frequent replacement. Engine oil, transmission oil, brake fluid, coolant, steering fluid and wiper fluid.

Staying alert before, after and while driving your car can help you stay alert and prevent you from spending a lot of money. Hope this article helps you in keeping your car in top condition.

Post comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.