Important Car Maintenance Tips for The New Car Owners

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Basic Car Maintenance Tips for First-Time Car Owner

You need to be aware of all the important car maintenance tips because buying a car is one of the most important and useful investments that you can make. If you are buying a car for the first time, you will come across many people who will advise you not to buy one since it has a depreciating value. However, there is no need to pay attention to any of such pieces of advice since buying a car comes with its own sets of advantages. The first one is flexibility. Your life becomes much more flexible than you can even imagine. You do not have to be dependent on a third party to help you travel from one place to another. And like this, there are several good things about buying a car.

Nevertheless, since it is going to be your first car, you need to be aware of all the car maintenance tips that can be helpful for you. So, let us check out some of the vehicle maintenance tips here.

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09 Important Car Maintenance Tips for New Car Owners

1. You must refer to the car user manual

This is one of the most significant guides that you should read for checking the needs of your car at the time of maintenance. If you go through the user manual properly, solutions to several problems related to the car can be found.

2. Keeping the engine clean

The engine of a car is one of the most important parts of the vehicle and if there is any problem with the engine, it will affect how the car functions. To maintain the efficiency of the engine of your car, you must make it a point to use clean fuel. Also, you need to make sure that the engine is frequently being cleaned so that leakage is prevented. Frequent cleaning also helps in preventing grease, dust, or debris on the surface of the engine that can damage the part.

3. Check the pressure of tyres and alignment of the wheel 

One of the tips for car maintenance is checking the pressure in the tyres. Make sure you regularly check this so that the tyres of your car do not run out of the necessary amount of air. This will also lessen the chances of wear and tear of the tyres. A wheel alignment enables optimal drivability, enhances the efficiency of fuel, improves efficiency, increases the life of tyres, and lessens costly repairs.

4. Check all fluids

The engine oil is not the only fluid in a car; there are others as well like washer fluid, coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and AC coolant. Fluid should be filled according to the markings. If you get the fluids changed at a regular interval, your car will be in the best condition.

5. Check/replace oil filter/air filter

You need to ensure checking the oil filters regularly and also replace them as pollutants can get accumulated in them affecting the performance of the vehicle. If you drive in dusty conditions, there are higher chances of dust accumulating on the air filter. As a result, it affects the efficiency of the engine. Therefore, you must get the air filter cleaned so that the engine of your car functions effectively.

6. Check if there is a faulty spark plug

If the spark plug is working fine, the car will start without creating any problem. If the spark plug is faulty, the functioning of the engine will be affected. Therefore, if you want to improve the life of the car and also make your driving experience enjoyable, you should get a faulty spark plug repaired at the earliest.

7. Check the battery

The battery of the car has to be frequently cleaned so that its life is extended. Make sure you check the battery terminals to see if there is any damage or rust. If you find any, it must be cleaned without making any delay. If you have not used the car for a long time, you must make sure of running the car at least twice a week so that the battery remains in working condition.

8. Check if there is any rattling sound

If you ever find any rattling sound coming from the chassis of your car, you should not ignore it, no matter what. It can be an indication of a major problem in your car and should be fixed as soon as possible. Fixing the rattling sound can save you from major repair work.

9. Keep the interior and exterior of your car clean

You should clean your car at least once a week to keep the paint protected and the shine intact. Cleaning the interior is equally important as it will help you to maintain the interior of the car, shiny and free of dust.

While you are doing all these to keep your vehicle in the best possible condition; one of the tips for an owner is also to get a motor vehicle insurance policy. If you have already bought it, make sure you renew it on time.

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