Basic Maintenance Tips For Your New Vehicle
To keep your vehicle in a good running condition there a few basic maintenance checks you should do to maintain you vehicle before and during journey.
Water level check
To check water level on your vehicle accurately and safely you should check it on a radiator when the engine is cold. This is one of the most important checks to do regularly, as running out of water will cause the engine to overheat. It is recommended to use antifreeze as it prevents cooling system from becoming rusty and the water freezing.
The engine oil should be checked on a regular basis. If driving long distances check the oil level every day or every 200 – 300 kilometers. When checking oil level, vehicle should be parked on a level ground so you can get an accurate dipstick reading. If you notice an oil leak, add oil but do not overfill and if the leak is major fix it.
Check Tyre Pressures
To check tyre pressures you should use an accurate tyre pressure gauge to check the inflation pressure in each tire, including the spare tyre. Check tyres when they are cold or before taking vehicle on a road. Places where you can check the air pressure are gas stations or mechanics.
The temperature gauge is on the dash board, normally next to a fuel gauge. The temperature gauge should not go more than a half. If goes as high as ¾ you should stop and call a mechanic immediately. The temperature gauge is the most important gauge in the car it can save you a lot of money if you experience over heating problems.
Drive safely and have a happy journey. BON VOYAGE