Car Care Tips

11 Car Care Tips You Should ALWAYS Do!

As car owners, we sometimes are not familiar with the dos and the don’ts of our automobiles, have no fear, the following car care tips will help.

  1. Never take your vehicle for granted, it depends on car owners to care for them, so make sure to do your weekly car care checks to insure a safe ride. Check your tire pressure, check under the hood for leaks, check your wiper fluid, check your spare tire for proper inflation, check your tire wear and check your oil with the engine off.  Check Fluids
  2. When fueling your vehicle, make sure to secure the fuel cap after fueling. If it is not secure, the sensor will activate the check engine light since fuel systems need to be a sealed system.
  3. Walk around your vehicle at least once a week to insure no damage has occurred without your knowledge. Those shopping carts can end up hitting your car without you knowing causing the paint to chip and possibly rust in time. Catching it early can allow you to give it a little touch up. If your fingernails become chipped, a definite touch up is in order.
  4. Use the recommended grade of gasoline or diesel recommended by the dealer. Lower octane can cause premature failure of your engine and even power and fuel mileage. Read your owner’s manual to determine this.
  5. Schedule to have your timing belt replaced on most vehicles at 60,000 miles. Again, your owner’s manual is a great resource for this information. Some vehicles can go as far as 90,000. Failure to do so can cause the belt to break which can bend exhaust or intake valves and in turn means an engine overhaul. A preventable cost.
  6. Rotate your tires regularly. This will allow your tires to go its full life expectancy.
  7. Make sure to have your brake fluid replaced during your regular intervals. Brake fluid will fail after a long extended use causing brakes to lock up or fail. This could be deadly. Check your owner’s manual.
  8. Check often to see if your Registration sticker is still on your license plate. Thieves love to steal them to place on their own vehicle in order not to register their car. When replacing the new sticker, ALWAYS remove the old stickers with a razor blade. This will prevent it from being stolen.
  9. Check your anti freeze effectiveness monthly to make sure that it has the full protection needed. Anti freeze test stripes are a fast and easy way of doing this. “Caution”, Make sure the vehicle engine is cold. The cooling system creates pressure and can cause severe burns if opened under pressure. First thing in the morning is a great time to perform this check.
  10. Check regular to see that your registration and insurance forms are in the vehicle. Getting pulled over is not the time to find out you forgot to replace your insurance card with the new one that arrived days ago. Placing them together makes for quick access. Use a plastic bag to keep them safe and dry.
  11. Check your lights weekly. Making sure your headlights and brake lights are in good working order. If your brake lights are not activating, being rear ended is a possibility.

By performing your weekly car care tips, it can not only save  you precious time, but costly repairs.


Related News

6 Responses

Leave a Reply
  1. Cara Roth
    Jul 28, 2018 - 06:05 AM

    I am glad to know that the timing belt should be replaced after an interval of about 60,000 miles to ensure the smoother performance of the vehicle. Timing belt plays a crucial role in the performance of the vehicle and the use of a damaged timing belt could cause irreparable damage to the vehicle. So, the condition of the timing belt needs to be inspected at a regular interval and if necessary should be replaced with suitable substitutes.

  2. Duane Reid
    Jul 06, 2018 - 05:38 AM

    Yup, a car parent is bound to follow this car maintenance clues. It does not matter, whether you buy a new or a cast-off car, I think periodical maintenance is inescapable and is obligatory. Certain maintenance chores are there that has to be carried out at systematic intervals. Keeping it pending for an unlimited period can make your speed machine unsafe for driving. On the whole, I can say that performing car service at the right time can save a lot on the pocket. For that reason, I strictly follow the advocated maintenance etiquettes of my Volvo to keep it functional for a longer period of time.

  3. Noah Juan
    Mar 26, 2018 - 04:56 AM

    If you have BMW like expensive car then to maintain your car you should follow some important car care tips
    : you should check the oil, flush the cooling system and change the coolant, change out the transmission and differential oils, then wash the outside of the vehicle. In your blog you really give the best car care tips and that’s really helpful to the car owners.

    Dec 16, 2017 - 11:36 PM

    Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the pictures on this blog loading?

    I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my
    end or if it’s the blog. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    • 1Female
      Dec 19, 2017 - 05:38 PM

      I checked out the site and reset it, hopefully that will cure any issues you might be having. Thank you for inquiring.



  1. 12 Things You Should NEVER Do with your car! | Teresa'

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

57 − 51 =