As the COVID has hit hard across the globe, and the disposable money is getting short; the question of how to prolong the life of your car is turning into a serious business. If you are also looking for the answer, you should keep reading. The life of a car is highly dependent on the maintenance of its parts.
Keep a Check on Car Fluids
Take care of the first important fluid, oil inside the engine, as it lubricates and cools the small parts for better functionality. If proper care is not taken it might lead to metal-eating sludge that ultimately leads to irreversible damage to engine failure. The other fluids that require periodic change include transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and radiator coolant. The 4WD and AWD vehicles need to consider differential fluid and transfer case fluid too, aside from the already mentioned ones. Do check it regularly so damages are addressed before it gets severe.
Change your car oil every 3000 miles or per the recommendation of the manufacturer(Quick and Dirty Tips)
Get Filters ChangedOil filters help in filtering out abrasive sediments and it is recommended that on oil change new filter is installed. This way new oil is free from old impurities. Air filters aids in increasing the life of the engine too. It clears out dirt and dust and helps keep the engine cool by the entrance of fresh year.
Inspect and Maintain TiresTires are the direct connection between road and car, so it is important to check and maintain it. If tire pressure is not maintained many parts can be impacted and ultimately damaged. When the tire pressure is right, the fuel efficiency and safety improves.
Tire life decreases by 30% and fuel economy shrink by 3% when the tire is underinflated(IJRTE ORG)