The Tire Pressure
How much air pressure your tires need depends on several factors, including the type of vehicle, the type of tire and the intended use of the vehicle. The tire pressure level required for your car is usually on a yellow sticker in the doorjamb on the driver side. It might call for different pressure levels for the back tires and the front tires. Buy a tire gauge and keep it in your car to regularly have a check on your tires.
- Tires that are improperly inflated can cause
- An accident that could kill you,
- Increase tire wear,
- Waste gas.
N/B; The right tire pressure changes based on the outside temperature.
Have your brakes checked regularly by a mechanic to keep you and your car safe and on the road. some obvious signs that your brakes need servicing, are if the brake light appears on your car’s dashboard or the feeling that your vehicle is taking longer to stop than normal. brakes are crucial part of your car so never take them for granted.
Engine Oil/ Motor Oil
Engine oil is used for lubricating internal combustion engines. Its main function of is to reduce friction and wear on moving parts and to clean the engine from sludge. It helps in the smooth running of your car, and must always have the right level of oil. It’s easy and less stressful to check your oil yourself by simply pulling out the dipstick and seeing where the oil level is. Oil changes are one of the most basic car maintenance procedures.
The Power Steering Fluid
Power Steering Fluid is a hydraulic fluid used by the pump in your power steering system. It is important to check this fluid. Without it your power steering could fail, and will make it hard to control your car. Obvious signs that warn you that you need to change your power steering fluid include a rigid and difficult-to-turn steering wheel and a loud whining noise that occurs only when trying to steer the car.
The power steering fluid reservoir, is located on or near the engine’s fan-driven belt pump. your reservoir cap might be black or gray plastic with vertical grips on it, allowing you to open it in half a turn.
A coolant is a substance, typically liquid or gas, that is used to regulate the temperature of a system. Cold temperatures are hard on your car. coolant is also an important fluid to check on your car.
The Air Filter
Is a device composed of which removes solid particles such as dust, pollen and mould from the air. Air filters are not designed for cars alone,it is applicable where air quality is important, notably in buildings. A blocked air filter cost you your fuel . Your air filter is most likely located right next to your furnace.
The Transmission Fluid
A very simple test to check the color of the fluid. Good transmission fluid has a red color; brown indicates danger.Problems with shifting gears will obviously let you know there is difficulty in the transmission fluid. Ensure that the transmission fluid is always at a good level and is changed periodically.
Always check under your car if you have any leak at all.