As cost of using a car rises every year, many motorists are screaming that they can no longer afford to drive. While we cannot control maintenance fee, oil fee, and maintenance fee of our vehicle, we can control amount of time vehicle is driven on road. Under normal conditions, life of car is about 5-6 years. During this period of time, performance of car is not bad, and it can also be sold at a good price. However, some car owners who know how to maintain their cars can drive them for about 10 years. Car care is not easy. The following wizards will walk you through a few car care tips so you can maintain your car without asking for help and prolong life of your car.
1. Do not change label of gasoline at will
When some friends bought a new car for first time, they added higher grade 97 gasoline to their car. After driving for a year or two, given price, they downgraded gasoline and replaced it with 93 grade gasoline. . This will cause great damage to car itself. If car itself requires No. 97 gasoline, use No. 97 gasoline. If No. 93 gasoline is suitable for car, use No. 93 gasoline.
2. Regular maintenance
It turns out that car maintenance is very important to quality of a car's emissions. Some cars have qualified emissions when they leave factory, but some problems will occur during use and maintenance is required to keep your car in good working order. If maintenance is not carried out in a timely manner, it will lead to more pollution due to high emissions. For example: frequently check car ignition system, find leaks in time, check air damper, check air duct, use a clean filter, avoid burning engine oil, avoid using poor quality lubricating oil, etc.
3. Know your car
You can learn most of information about your car from owner's manual, please keep it in glove box and read it over from time to time. Also, there is a diagram of engine bay in owner's manual so you can know how to check coolant, oil and transmission fluid. You'll also learn how to change your car's headlights or taillights, how to start a car with a dead battery, and more. If you want to know how your car's AWD system works, you can also find this information in your owner's manual. Even if you already know enough about your car, I believe that you can still learn new and useful information from owner's manual.
4. The car has not been used for a long time
After buying a new car, many car owners are motivated to buy a car due to pressure on parking fees, maintenance fees, fuel costs, etc. It is often parked in a parking lot. When vehicle is not driven for a long time, damage to vehicle is relatively large. If vehicle is not used for a long time, not only will tire pressure gradually decrease, but battery power will gradually be consumed, and power will be exhausted after about 30 days. Engine oil in a car is prone to coagulation and deterioration, when it condenses and deteriorates, engine and transmission wear will be aggravated due to weakening or loss of action of engine oil when driving. Therefore, car owner is advised to pull out and run two laps if he has nothing to do.
5. Pay attention to control panel
If you have problems with your oil pressure, cooling system, or any other important system, your car's dashboard will let you know (if you notice them). And most people won't notice, so manufacturers have turned to automatic warning lights to clearly indicate when there's a problem. When automatic alarm lights up, find a troubleshooting technician as soon as possible.
6. Slow down before you go to end
For a vehicle with a manual transmission, if clutch is not fully depressed and forced into gear, it will damage transmission. For an automatic transmission vehicle, depress brake pedal halfway and brake light will come on and gear can be shifted to P. If brakes are not applied and engine is shifted directly to P to turn off, vehicle will move slightly on uneven road surfaces, which will hit transmission gears. In long run, this is not good for car.
7. Try to move at a constant speed
Move steadily and at a constant speed. Full acceleration will wear out many parts of your car quickly. Accelerating from 0 to 60 takes over a month of smooth driving, as does hard braking. In addition, speeding in deceleration zone can damage vehicle's wheels, struts, suspension system, and wheel bearings.
8. Pay attention to car body maintenance
If place where you live is damp and metal is prone to rust, please timely carry out anti-corrosion maintenance of brakes, oil supply system and other parts of chassis of your car. Wash your vehicle regularly to prevent corrosion in uncleaned areas. Replacing wipers at least once every two years is not expensive.
Regular waxing of your car will help protect paintwork and give it a great shine. Touch up scratches on car in time to avoid corrosion of car body. Once metal inside car is exposed, it will rust, and this will require more serious repairs than fixing a small injury.
9. Maintain your vehicle in a secure garage
Find a reliable, experienced mechanic or reputable repair shop to service and service your vehicle regularly. You can ask your friends to recommend it. A mechanic who works with you on a full-time basis knows more about your vehicle's needs. He will do better and make you more satisfied. Have your vehicle checked by a repair shop at least once a year. There are many underbody problems that can only be checked when your vehicle is winched. Only high quality or original (OEM) parts are used at your choice.
10. Lightly press brake and gas
You should develop a good driving habit at regular times. In addition to not smoking while driving, not using a mobile phone to make calls, etc., when it comes to car care, you should not step on gas pedal hard or step. on brakes. Furious refueling will not only increase fuel consumption but also damage vehicle. Apart from inevitable situation of emergency braking, it is best to use it sparingly, and it is better to brake quickly.
To prolong life of a car, you need to start with parts, drive well, service regularly, and don't drive too often on difficult roads.