“The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete in the urban compound.”
― Marshall McLuhan
When it comes to looking after our cars, most of us fail to do so. While there is happiness once the car arrives, over a period of time we start abusing it. All of us have been there and done that, haven’t we?
It is important to look after you car so it stands the test of time. Someone from car wreckers in Melbourne told us the various ways to practice car care:
Look out for the Tyres
If you are driving your car mindlessly without checking the tyre pressure, the tyres will be worn out. Also, our advice is to rotate tyres especially when you are headed out for a long journey. Exchange the front tyres or switch between the front and back tyres.
Check the engine oil
Your car will last only if the engine keeps running. If you neglect the oil levels, the engine will be damaged and your car’s life will be reduced drastically.
Wash the car on a regular basis
While you may think it is unimportant, washing the car on a regular basis helps prevent rust and corrosion which damages the appearance of your car. Would you really want to move around in a vehicle that is not appealing to the eye?
Lubrication is importantIn order to keep the moving parts of your vehicle in a good condition and avoid them from suffering friction, it is important to look out for lubrication of these parts. Excessive friction can damage the moving parts, so don’t neglect it.
Switch on the AC even in winters
You don’t have to do it daily but on a weekly basis so that the AC system is working when you require it in summers.
Make sure that you follow these tips for car care. Maintenance of a car is important to increase its lifespan. The longer your car lasts, the minimum will the need be to get it replaced with a new one. While we all love buying a new car, for those of who cannot afford doing so every other year, it is necessary that we do not reduce the lifespan of car by ignoring its maintenance. Look after your car because it can take you to places that you haven’t seen. Look after your car because it eases your commute. Also, try to park your car in shade as much as you can. This will keep the interior plastic from wearing out.