Car Care Check List
Car issues are really frustrating and they tend to happen when we less expect them and usually when we are far from our trusted mechanic. There’s a way to avoid this kind of surprise by simply getting regular maintenances that in adittion will serve you to save money and keep your car safe. So..
Tires: Check the pressure and look for tread wear, spots or bulges. Make the reparations needed.
Belts: Check for fraying and breakage.
Antifreeze or coolant: check the level, it should be between “low” and “full” marks.
Air filter: Keep it clean. It’s usually recommended to be replaced every 12,000 to 15,000 miles.
Every 3 Months
Oil engine: It cools down and lubricate the engine. A low level can cause serious damages to the engine, so keep it between “low” and “full” marks, and check its color. If it is too dark, it´s time to change it. Usually recommended to be changed every 3 months or 3,000 miles.
Batteries: check and clean the terminals and cables if they are corroded
Brake, steering and transmission fluids: check its levels and keep it proper
Windshield washer fluid: keep this filled up to ensure good vissibility
Every 6 Months
- Brakes and brake lights
- Headlights and turn signals
- Shock absorber
- Spare tire
Every 5 Years
General check of:
- Electric System
- Air conditioning
And don´t forget these final recomendations:
- Wash and was your car weekly, to protect it form corrosión.
- In case of any trouble, deal with it inmediately by a car check out, to prevent it turns in serious damage.
- Use only original parts