Preventive Maintenance Tips For Your Lehigh Acres Vehicle
Hi again, it’s Aldo with some basic preventive maintenance tips for your Lehigh Acres vehicle. Preventive maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure the long-term well-being of your vehicle.
Nobody likes dealing with the hassle of expensive and time-consuming repairs so it’s something you definitely don’t want to ignore so here’s some things you’ll want to regularly maintain and check yourself.
One of the easiest things you can do is give your vehicle its own basic inspection, give it a quick walk around and look for anything out of the ordinary. Look for leaks, low tire pressure or rust check.
Make sure all of your lights are working and that your lenses and reflectors are intact and not cracked or fogged with moisture or missing.
Give your windshield wipers a quick glance, if they look rough and cracked it’s probably time to replace them. Also if you’re having trouble seeing out of your windshield try cleaning it from the inside.
Now under the hood you’ll want to inspect your battery and fluids. Check the terminals on your battery for loose connections, dirt or any chalky looking substances. They may need a good cleaning.
Now while new vehicles will warn you once your fluid levels fall below appropriate levels it’s always a good idea to know how to check them yourself. Most have gauges or dipsticks you can pull out to check current fluid levels against a notch that indicates optimum levels. With others you’ll be able to see the tank level directly.
Your fluids are one of the most important things if you want your vehicle to last. Get in the habit of checking your oil regularly if you don’t already. You’ll also want to check your power steering fluid transmission, fluid brake fluid and the coolant.
It’s also a good idea to inspect your serpentine belt. If your belts in very bad condition it will have visible courting and ribbing, in addition any belt that has thick cracks or chunks should be replaced immediately.
Finally, do not ignore your dash lights especially the one that reads check engine. If you get a light on the dash have it checked out, the solution could be relatively simple.
These are just a few things that every vehicle needs and you can do yourself relatively quickly. Be sure and read your owner’s manual and give proper attention to all your manufacturer’s recommended maintenance. Furthermore remember to keep your records and receipts of all your maintenance for future reference.
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