5 BASIC THINGS EVERY CAR OWNER SHOULD KNOW

It's so easy to buy a car nowadays given the rise of the digital era. But it’s not just a simple buy and drive type of thing. It’s more difficult to understand what makes your car run, let alone know how to keep it in perfect shape. Time to become smart and informed with the 7 basic things every car owner should know.

 

Car Engine Oil

Most drivers think that oil is there to help your car burn fuel when in fact, it's there to lubricate, cool, and clean your engine. So what this means is that if there is not enough oil, then three things will happen to your car: thermal degradation (lacquer and carbonaceous deposits), oxidation (varnish and sludge), and compressive heating (soot and tar. These things will deposit in your engine, creating friction in parts where oil would normally flow which create friction and heat to the engine, cylinder walls, bearings, rings, etc., that would lead to even more deposits and make your engine dirtier.

 

Spare Tire

Your spare tire's not designed to add frivolous decor to your car; it's there in case you get a flat tire. Trust me, it’s such a hassle and drag. So make sure to familiarize yourself with where it is (including your jack and other tools) so you don't have to look for it when you need to change your tire.

 

Vehicle Fluids

Another basic component that every car owner should take in mind is car fluid. If you want to keep your car running smoothly, make sure to check them regularly.

The important ones as listed below:

Engine Oil 

Coolant 

Power Steering Fluid 

Brake Fluid 

 

Headlights and Taillights

Headlights and taillights go dimmer as time passes by, make sure to inspect them from time to time. Checking them is more than safe preventive measure. Also do a little cleaning to make the road a lot more visible and avoid danger.

 

Get A Great Mechanic

Last but not the least, make sure to get yourself a great mechanic. A skilled, honest-to-goodness mechanic is hard to come by, but if you find one, then hang on to them--tightly. Ask friends and family for recommendations, read through car forums, and go through car mechanic reviews. Don't just pick the first one you come across just because they give you the cheapest rates.

 

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