How To Maintain Your Automobile On A Weekly And Daily Basis | Abdquyum

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WEEKLY MAINTENANCE OF YOUR CAR.

Take care of your car;

Dashboard gauges and warning lights won’t indicate anything is wrong until a problem occurs. Take a few minutes each week to check under the hood rather than risk a breakdown.

These tests should be performed early in the morning, before the car is started, when the engine and fluids are cold. Except for the following checks, the engine should be off when checking the automatic transmission fluid level.

  1. Check engine oil level.
  2. Check the coolant level in the recovery tank and the radiator.
  3. Check the brake fluid level.
  4. Check that the belts are not defective and that they are tight (deviation of approximately ½ inch)
  5. Check the pipes.
  6. Check for coolant leaks from hoses or oil leaks from joints.
  7. Check for fuel leaks or a strong smell of gasoline.
  8. Check battery electrolyte level and cables.
  9. Check automatic transmission fluid.
  10. Check tire pressure.

If you prefer to leave these day-to-day matters to someone else, ask a

a service center or a qualified technician performs these checks regularly.

DAILY MAINTENANCE

You can perform some simple maintenance checks while driving your car every day. These inspections can help in the early detection of problems that could lead to failures.

Visual inspections

Take a minute or two each time you approach your car to critically check it out.

  • Examine your tires for low air pressure, studs, or other signs of damage.
  • Check to see if the automobile leans or tilts side to side or back and forth in any way.
  • Look under the vehicle for any puddles of fluid. Make these visual assessments a regular part of your day. You can get a problem fixed before it leads to failure if you notice it early.

Driving tests

Try to be aware of the operation of your vehicle. Take note of how quickly it starts, what sounds it makes, and how long it usually takes to warm up. Permanent deviations from standard operating procedures usually signal a problem.

Do this:

  • Check and press the brake pedal
  • Check warning lights and gauges
  • Power brake booster
  • Check exterior lights and turn signals.

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