Read and have on hand the Maintenance Program for your vehicle.
Each car comes with an official manual full of recommendations for regular maintenance. The manufacturer cannot force you to follow it, but it would be smart if you did. Among other suggestions, for proper support the manual explains how:
- Change the oil and the frequency to do it.
- Check and make sure that the fluids are the right color and are at the right level.
- Know the type of fuel that is best used in your vehicle, whether premium, diesel or Magna. The user’s manual provides a significant amount of information.
Keep the tires in excellent condition.
The motorist’s manual suggests how often a mechanic should change the tires. Check the condition of your tires regularly to make sure they are properly inflated and that the tread is still at a safe level. This means that on quiet walks there is a better fuel efficiency as well as a lower risk of tire bursting.
Listen to your car.
People do not speak the same language as dogs, but whoever has one learns to “read” the signs that indicate their puppy is hungry or wants to go out on the street. In the same way, you can understand what the cars communicate. When you hear a squeal or rattle of cans, it means that you should check the brakes. Does the steering wheel tremble more than usual on smooth roads? That is an indicator of potential problems in the future. Do not ignore the sounds or signals of your vehicle that may or may not be consistent from one day to the next. Listening to your car can help avoid costly repairs. If something in the car feels terrible, it probably is.
Practice good driving habits.
Be kind to your car. Do not try to make it go from zero to 60 in three seconds. Slow starts cause less tension in the motor. As you accelerate, change gears smoothly. And do not expect it to stop before a 50 cent coin, which damages the brakes.