There are a few things that you should consider, not only for having a safe journey when using your vehicle but to extend its life, as well, and avoid other small accidents that can happen during the day.
- Testing your car’s battery periodically is a good way to keep it from going dead when you least expect it. Check your car’s battery terminals periodically for corrosion.
- Improper tire inflation is one of the main causes of excessive tire wear, so it pays to check your car’s tires regularly. Rotate your tires from time to time, this prevents uneven wear and extends the life of your tires.
- Check the fluid levels frequently. This would include oil, transmission, coolant, power steering, and brake fluid. Check your owner’s manual and drain, flush, and replenish the cooling system when your car requires it.
- Have your brakes inspected regularly.
- Change your car’s air filter when it’s dirty, to keep the engine running efficiently and on less fuel.
- If your car bounces excessively when you come to a stop or when you drive over a bump, its time to have the shocks inspected.
- It is recommended that you disconnect your battery, if you are doing any work on your car, involving electrical systems. Remove the negative terminal first and after that the positive one. When reconnecting, it will be the opposite way – positive first and negative last.
- Don’t touch the glass when changing the headlight bulbs. Traces of oil or grease may be left on the surface and it may cause the bulb to crack when it heats up.