Tips For Maintaining Your New Car

If your steering is stiffer than normal or if the vehicle pulls to the side, you probably have an alignment problem. When the engine cools, open the bonnet and remove the oil dipstick. When you take it out now, you will notice that the oil is at a certain level.

If you find one, the hose walls are weak and it is time to replace the hose. Never drive with a broken cooling hose, otherwise there is a good chance that you will overheat and damage the engine. Other hoses are crucial for the operation of your power brakes and cruise control systems. Replace the automatic transmission fluid and filter after the first 5,000 miles and after every 25,000 miles or two years thereafter, or as recommended in your owner’s manual. If you use your vehicle to tow, change the fluid and filter every year. For manual transmissions, replace the lubricant after the first 5,000 miles and after every 50,000 thereafter.

Air filters are generally easier to reach than oil filters. Find them under the large metal cap on a carburetor engine or in a rectangular box on a fuel injection engine – refer to the user Mobile Mechanic Reading manual for the exact location. Extends the life of air filters by polishing them with compressed air. That contributes to obvious expenses such as loan payments, insurance, and license fees.

If you don’t wipe those windshields, dirt and particles will accumulate and the windshield can get scratched when you use the windshield wipers. Check your windshield wipers as the rainy season approaches and replace them if necessary. Your car’s glass can scratch and obstruct your view if you use damaged windshield wipers and may result in your entire windshield needing to be replaced.

Check your car’s wheel alignment every 30,000 miles, or as recommended in the owner’s manual. Also have it checked after purchasing new tires and when replacing a rack and pinion steering or other parts of the steering. Tire misalignment shortens the life of your tires and causes poor handling.