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Car Maintenance Tips And Tricks
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11 Oct, 2023

Car Maintenance Tips And Tricks

Congratulations on purchasing your dream car! Now you have the responsibility of making your car last as long as possible in tip-top condition. Luckily, car care isn’t as complex as it seems. Here are simple car care tips and tricks to keep your car in its optimal condition.

Check Fluid Levels Often

Checking your car’s fluid levels as recommended by the manufacturer is an important part of keeping your car in tip-top shape. Here are the key fluids you should regularly inspect:

  • Engine oil (check every couple of weeks)
  • Transmission fluid (check every six months)
  • Coolant/antifreeze (check at least once a year)
  • Brake fluid (check every six months)
  • Power steering fluid (check every three months)
  • Windshield washer fluid (check every two months)

Keep The Battery Clean

Over time, corrosion can form on the terminals of your car’s battery. Corrosion on car battery terminals can impede the flow of electricity between the battery and the vehicle's electrical system, leading to poor electrical connections, difficulty starting the car, and other electrical problems. You certainly do not want to find yourself stranded out there in the middle of the night just because your car battery won’t function. To keep the battery terminals clean, dip a soft-bristle brush in a baking soda solution and gently scrub the battery terminals and cable connectors.

Get Your Tires Rotated

You should rotate your car tires every 5,000 miles or as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Tires tend to wear unevenly due to factors like weight distribution, alignment issues, and driving habits. Rotating your tires extends their lifespan, saving you money in the long run. Regular rotations, along with proper tire inflation and alignment checks, are key to ensuring your vehicle operates at its best. When it’s time to get your tires rotated, reach out to a trusted auto repair shop.

Replace The Cabin Air Filter

The primary function of a cabin air filter is to improve the quality of the air inside the vehicle's passenger compartment. It filters out various airborne contaminants, including dust, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, and exhaust fumes, that can enter the vehicle through the ventilation system. This helps create a cleaner and healthier environment for the occupants. According to most of the experts in the automotive industry, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. However, if you notice reduced airflow, allergy symptoms, or unpleasant odors when you turn on your car’s HVAC system, it may be time to replace the cabin air filter. It’s a good idea to consult with a professional mechanic if you’re not sure if it’s time to replace the air filter.

Use The Right Fuel For Your Car

Just like your body, the type of fuel you use can affect its performance. If you keep eating unhealthy foods, your body may struggle to function optimally, leading to a range of health issues. Similarly, your vehicle's engine performance and longevity are closely tied to the quality of fuel it consumes. Make sure you feed your car with the right fuel, or things can go wrong.

Trust Wright's Car Care For All Of Your Auto Repair Needs

Perhaps you’re in need of routine car maintenance, or your car is acting up and needs to be checked by a trusted mechanic. When you’re in need of professional auto repair service, you can trust the experts at Wright's Car Care to get the job done right. Here at Wright's Car Care, we are renowned for offering reliable and budget-friendly auto repair services for domestic and import automotive owners. You can count on our team when it comes to transmission service & repair, electrical system diagnosis, A/C heating service, routine maintenance, and more.

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