Tips and Hints for you and your car:
If you notice a fluid leak on your car, taking note of the color can help determine the cause
Keep a small shovel in your car in case you get stuck. Road flares or glow sticks can also be useful to prevent a collision.
When using a jack, also use jack stands in case of failure. You should never be under a car that is only supported by a tire jack.
Take a minute to let your car warm up in cold weather. This will prevent unnecessary wear on your engine.
Carry a pen, paper and disposable camera in your car for documentation should an accident occur. Make sure you get a police report and the insurance information for all parties involved.
Car seats should be replaced if they have been through an accident, as damage to the securing mechanisms may have occurred.
Fuel Filter Replacement
Your fuel filter should be replaced once every 50,000km. This is also a good time for spark plug maintenance.(it suppose to be 7000 mile not km). Change oil every 3000-5000 mile depend the type of oil regular or full synthetic
Know how to change your tire before an emergency. Doing a practice run will assure that you have all the necessary equipment.
The cooling system should be flushed and refilled once every second year so as to prevent damage over time.
Check for wear and dirt buildup on your battery cables. This ensures proper electrical connections.
It’s good policy to keep a first aid kit in your car in case of emergencies.
Driving With ABS
When driving with ABS, there is no need to pump the brake pedal as holding down the pedal firmly will automatically perform the pulsating action.
Signs of Traction Loss
Sudden silence while driving can indicate a loss of traction. Paying close attention to the sound of your tires can warn you that you are on ice.
The maximum suggested weight for roof racks can be found within the Owner’s Manual of your vehicle. This includes the weight of the rack itself.
You can save fuel by maintaining a constant speed while traveling. Cruise control can be useful for this purpose.
When checking your tire wear, keep in mind a tread depth of less than 1.6mm is considered bald by many legal authorities.
Engine coolant breaks down with age, causing degradation to the cooling system of the engine. Changing aging cooling thus prevents engine decay.
It is advised to change your oil filter every 5000km with urban driving. View your Owner’s Manual or consult your automotive specialist for more specific information.
It is advised to change your wiper blades as they begin to streak.
The proper tire pressure for a vehicle can often be found on the inside of the glove box, on the driver’s side door post or on the fuel filler door. Alternatively, you can find this information in the Owner’s Manual of your car.
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