There are some things that are worth regularly maintained to ensure it doesn’t end up costing you more money.

Maintenance Tips

Cars are expensive commodities, and when there’s a problem, it usually comes with a pricey bill. Here are some maintenance tips that are worth doing for your car.

Get An Annual Check-Up

Annual check-ups are useful to help your car engineer to monitor how the car is performing and to iron out any issues that may have arisen since you last visited your local garage.

Whether it’s looking at the Fox Shocks or your engine, a look into your car every year by a professional can be a life-saver. You never know what’s going on in your car, other than what you can see, feel and hear when you’re driving.

Just like you go for your doctor’s appointments, your car should be treated in the same way. When you’re driving in daily, it’s going to wear down and have problems, just like your own body. So make sure you treat it that way with regular check-ups.

2018 Toyota Corolla iM
All photos courtesy of Toyota

Read Your Car’s Manuals

Your car’s manual book has a lot of information in it that can be of use, yet it’s surprising just how little it’s used.

Reading your car’s manual can give you helpful tips on how to look after the car to avoid the least amount of damage and wear to it. It can also refer to the usual problems that this type of car might encounter during its lifespan and what it might be more susceptible to.

So take some time to give it a read every now and then, taking your time to fully understand everything that has been said. Take it a few pages each day until you’ve got through it all. It will definitely help when you have worries about your car.

Take Dashboard Signs Seriously

The signs that flash on your dashboard are something you need to engage with and not ignore. If there’s anything you don’t recognize, look at your car manual or ask the car engineer you use.

They may say it’s nothing to worry about and explain what it is, or it could be something serious.

Either way, anything that flashes up on your dashboard needs to be looked at immediately, no matter how frequently or rarely it happens.

Check Your Tires Are Pumped

The tires on your car are pretty important, and when they’re flat or damaged, they can be a potential danger to you and your car.

Make sure that you regularly check they’re pumped and be sure to pump them enough but not so much that they’re overpumped. If they’re either under or over, that can cause issues too.

A quick squeeze to check each tire every week or two is more than enough.

Maintenance is important for cars because they can so easily run into problems.

Use your common sense, and check anything that doesn’t feel right when it comes to your car and when you drive it.

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