How to keep your car in good running condition.
Thanks to low interest rates and plenty of options, financing a vehicle is affordable for many Americans today, with most borrowers paying off the car after five years of ownership. Once it is paid off, however, the expenses don’t stop. Due to wear and tear, repairs can really pile up. That being said, there are proactive measures you can take that can help keep your car running well. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Once you have been driving your vehicle for a few weeks, you will get to know the noises it makes. Listening to your vehicle is a good habit to get into. Instead of cranking up the radio, turn it down so you can hear what the engine is doing. Is it making more noise in the past? Is there anything rattling or knocking? Try to be as specific as possible so that you can speak with your auto mechanic about the best course of action.
Keep a maintenance schedule
Regular maintenance helps to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Keep a track of maintenance and set reminders for when the vehicle is next due for a review. For example, keep a track of the last time you had the oil changed. After every 5,000 miles or so, the oil should be swapped out for a fresh batch. Additionally, the brake fluid should be flushed once every two years. The transmission fluid should be replaced every 25,000 to 30,00 miles.
You can find out almost anything by reading the owner’s manual that comes with the car. Unfortunately, many people never bother to read it or reference it when necessary. Be mindful to check this guide more often so you know what exactly – and when – you should do to keep your car up and running.
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