Tips About Car Care
A few things to help improve M.P.G.
Proper tire inflation can lead to a gain in fuel economy. The proper tire pressure for your vehicle is usually found on a sticker in the driver's side door jam or the glove box and in your owner's manual. Do not use the maximum pressure printed on the tire's sidewall. Keeping your care properly tuned can improve mpg as much as 40%. This includes clean fuel systems and properly working injectors and oxygen sensors. Clogged oil and air filters can decrease mpg by as much as 14% as well, be sure to get your car tuned up on a regular basis.
Preventative maintenance helps.
This is a big money saving tip. If you start to hear something out of the ordinary, or your car starts to do something funny, bring it in. Most large repair bills can be avoided with a simple visit and inspection. One of the biggest "snowball effects" of care car is brakes. A small noise can turn into a five hundred plus dollar brake job if that noise is ignored. The sooner you can get your car into to be serviced the happier your wallet will be.
Make time to get your vehicle looked at to avoid suprises.
Regular inspections are important in catching minor repairs before they become larger, unaffordable repairs. Its a very good way to keep you safe on the road. It can also give you the piece of mind knowing what to expect from your car in the near future. In the end the biggest reason and benefit from regular inspections is that you have a greater chance to catch leaks and other problems before they really hurt your wallet.
Help make your tires last longer.
As we all know tires can get expensive. Make sure that you rotate your tires regularly as not to put to much wear on one tire. Inflation is also very important, it can save you fuel keeping your tires properly inflated, and it can save you from having a blow out at high speeds. When tires get low on pressure they are more likely to pickup road debris and get punctured. Another thing to keep in mind is to inflate them to your vehicles specs, dont inflate them to max psi, or you can risk blowing your tire up.
Check your fluids at least every couple weeks.
Regular oil changes are very important to keep your engine in a good shape. You should always get your oil changed every three to five thousand miles. In between oil changes it is very important that you check your oil level, along with your other fluids. make sure you always have enough brake fluid, power steering fluid, as well as engine coolant. If you drive around on low fluids it can lead to very costly repairs, and or engine failure.