Importance of Car MaintenanceThe importance of car maintenance cannot be emphasized enough. It can mean the difference between life and death, a major accident, and someone you love being hurt or killed by a car that has not been well-maintained. In addition bad or poor car maintenance can cause accidents or other people are hurt or killed and major damage takes place. Then there is the cost of fixing a car that has not been maintained. It is pretty much recognized that you can spend some money on regular maintenance, such as oil changes, brakes, muffler, fluid flushes and tune-up or spend a great deal more money on repairs of things on your car that have been made worse because they have not been maintained.

Then there is the cost of the breakdown on the road, the subsequent towing that is required and finally the repair. Consumers can expect to pay more than $100 for a tow especially if you are stuck on the road and cannot move your car. There is no opportunity to negotiate and there is no choice but to accept the charges that the tow operator offers unless you have a towing package from one of the major travel companies like CAA or AAA. Just the cost of towing a poorly maintained car can make a huge difference in what the overall cost of the total repair costs and money you spend on your car. Preventative maintenance can save you money in the long run and save your life. Here are a few things that should be considered under car maintenance.

Tips for Regular Car Maintenance

Check your tires on a regular basis. This is one of the most common issues to cause accidents because tires do not have sufficient inflation and the car becomes unstable at high speeds.

Have your brakes checked on a regular basis. The brakes can mean the car will not stop as fast as possible or may fail altogether. Squealing brakes indicate that the pad is worn through to the metal and should be replaced immediately.

Failure to have adequate engine oil in the engine can cause premature wear and tear on the engines mechanical parts and cause the engine to fail earlier than the manufacturer warranties. Always make sure that it has sufficient oil in it. Also have your engine oil and filter changed at the proper times as per the manufacturers guidelines. Old engine oil will also cause your car to fail environmental testing that many states and provinces have enacted. Even oil as old as six months can cause a car to fail the emissions test and cost you more money.

If the tires are wearing prematurely or unevenly it is time to replace them. At the same time have new tires and rims balanced and the front end aligned for your car to make sure that you your car will handle properly at high speeds. This can mean the difference between life and death.

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)