When you think about it, a running car is kind of like a day at the office. There’s a lot of different components that have to work together in order to get the job done. And if one of those people in the office doesn’t do their job, the whole thing falls apart. Kind of like cars; if one part of the car isn’t functioning, you’re looking at a breakdown!
So how often do you check different parts of your car? Here’s the rundown!
Check every month √
- Oil level. Add oil if low, and check for leaks!
- Hoses. Replace them if rotten, brittle or bulging!
- Belts. Replace these if they’re worn, frayed or glazed!
- Tire pressure. Add air if they seem too low!
- Coolant or antifreeze. Add if low, and check for leaks.
- Air filter. Replace this if it’s dirty! (Hint: this happens more often than you think).
- Tires. Inspect for damage, bulges or uneven wear.
Check every 3 months √
- Oil and oil filter. Typically an oil change occurs after 3,000 miles, but it depends.
- Windshield fluid. Add fluid if it’s low.
- Power steering fluid. Add fluid if low.
- Transmission fluid. Add fluid if it’s low.
- Battery terminals and cables. Clean these if they look corroded!
- Lights. Test all the lights and make sure none are out!
Check every 6 months √
- Wiper blades. If they look worn, brittle or smeary, replace them.
- Horn. Do a simple test to see if it works.
- Brakes. Inspect for unusual wear or tear. If you’re hearing funny noises or it feels difficult to break, get help immediately.
- Exhaust system. Inspect for rust, damage or loose parts.
- Shocks. Inspect for oil seepage or wear.
So there you have it! Want more advice from the pros? Give U Wrench It a call, we’ll help you with all your car needs!