4 Monthly Tasks to Keep Your Car in Good Condition 0

Each car has to be regularly and properly maintained in order for it to serve the owner as longer and as well as possible. It’s normal for some defects to come up every now and then, and then you have to take it to a repair shop or fix it yourself if it is a minor problem. If you don’t want to take your car to the mechanic too often, you have to take good care of it by doing regular maintenance on some areas that don’t require any expert knowledge. What you need to be focused on the most is the fluids, the tires, the filters and the spark plugs, and check up on these things every month or so.

Fluids are important because they directly affect the way the engine works. If there is not enough oil, brake fluid, transmission and power steering oil, or antifreeze, the fuel efficiency of the car can get pretty bad  and the engine itself can be damaged.

Tire pressure should also be checked on a regular basis. They should be properly inflated, because under inflated tires can lead to decreased fuel efficiency, and troubles with steering. It also wouldn’t hurt to check for signs of significant wear and tear on them.

Oil and air filters have to be clean so that the engine performs properly. If they are dirty, your car’s mileage can decrease by a large amount and the engine can suffer severe damages.

Lastly, a regular spark plugs inspection is also a mandatory maintenance task. See if there is any damage to them, or if they are worn out. You may notice that there is something wrong with a spark plug if the car starts misfiring.

These are some of the most important parts of the car you should be paying attention to more frequently, in order to maximize its fuel efficiency, allow it to run operate properly and safely and avoid expensive repairs.

If you don’t want to bother with dirt, there are companies working with on-call repair which will spare you from any mechanical work.

Author’s bio:

Jordan Perch is an active promoter of the new developments in the automotive industry. He is an author of many how-to articles related to safe driving, buying/selling vehicles, auto insurance etc. He is currently managing the blog of the resourceful DMV.com.