If you have bought yourself a new car, you will have to give it proper maintenance. There are many things to consider when taking care of your vehicle. You should make sure that you’re legally allowed to take your vehicle into the road. Other than that, you should also keep the safety levels of your vehicle high.
Get an insurance for your car
First thing’s first, you should not drive a car if the car isn’t insured because you can never be sure what will happen in the road because you have to deal with thousands of drivers and pedestrians. It is essential that you insure your car, especially if you’re new into driving. Always keep a copy of the insurance summary in a safe place in your car and make sure that you won’t throw it away by mistake. Along with the car’s insurance summary, keep the important documents such as vehicle registration papers. Keeping the maintenance receipts that you used when during the car air conditioning service, changing oil and tires, etc. because these receipts maybe important if you have to sell your car or if a problem arises in your car when you’re out of town. Showing these receipts will make things a lot easier to the new mechanic when dealing with your car.
Learn how to use a pressure gauge
The use of a pressure gauges comes in handy every once in a while because you should make sure that you check on your tire pressures regularly, you should not forget the spare tire. If you drive your vehicle with inflated tires, there is a chance of you facing deadly accidents.
Don’t forget to change the engine oil
The oil in the engine is responsible for the smooth operation of the engine. Oil helps to reduce the amount of heat created. You should refer to the car’s manual to educate yourself. However, in average, it is recommended that you change the engine oil should be changed for every 3000 miles driven (4800km)
Replace the air filters
The filters in your car gets dirty easily because they trap all the dirt particles and prevent them from entering the engine. Not replacing the air filters will cause serious problems in the engine, including engine failure.
Keep the brakes in good condition
The brakes in your car can prevent many accidents. You should pay good attention to your brake shoes because they wear out readily. You have to make sure that the brake shoes of your vehicle doesn’t fully wear out because if it does, you will have to spend a lot on fixing the damages caused to the brake rotor.