The Art of Mastering Cars
Similar to other machines, automobiles need regular care as well as maintenance in order for it to work smoothly. Being on a car that is maintained poorly is one of the biggest dangers to safety of passengers and driver. For vehicles that have failed to have its regular scheduled maintenance, it is often unreliable and can potentially malfunction as it runs.
When you make a decision to either lease or buy a car, be sure that you know how frequent to check all the fluids and parts for the maintenance needed. Luckily, the owner’s manual can provide you with the optimal schedule for recommended maintenance either by time or mileage.
Just take into mind that when your car is not tuned up, there is a big possibility for it to suffer from internal damage that will then risk the driver’s safety. Even small internal damage might transform to a bigger issue in the future. For a car to run smoothly, the parts that compose it should be able to work in balance. Just a single issue with one part can cause the others to fail, leaving you stranded or even become the root cause of a serious accident. Aside from that, these small problems that can cause serious internal damage can be quite expensive as well when it’s repaired.
Timeline for checkup depends on the part in question. As per expert’s advice however, it is best if you are going to take your car for tune-up every 3000 miles. The engine oil of the car has to be replaced with a new one every tune-up while some other fluids like power steering fluid, brake fluid as well as transmission fluid should be checked too for any signs of dirt or leak. As for the tires, it should be rotated and checked every 7000 miles or so to ensure that they will not wear unevenly. It is recommended that you check your owner’s manual for the guidelines in relation to maintenance.
There are numerous safety concerns that have to be checked on a yearly basis especially during state inspection but expect more problems to arise on inspections in between. You have to space out car maintenance during the year to be able to increase your odds of catching possibly big problems in its early stages and make it more affordable. With preventative maintenance, it can save you from horrific car accidents and save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in the future.
When you take your car for inspection or tune-up, the mechanic automatically becomes responsible for your car. Thus, it is your right to ask if they’re qualified and certified mechanics to do the inspections and repairs.