Car maintenance tips that run costs down and prolong your car's life


When you own a car, car maintenance becomes your responsibility. Yes, it can be time consuming and expensive, but the investment you make now will save your money down the road.

Some people forget to do their responsibility on their car maintenance. Mind you your car won't magically take care of itself.

Keeping your car running well lies on maintenance routines, much less-frequent service is needed. To prolong your car's life and keeping running costs down you need create a schedule on maintaining your car.

Here are tips that will keep your car to stays in perfect shape.

1. Create a service schedule and stick to it

2. Check the engine oil

it should be done regularly-monthly for a car in good condition. Check more often if notice an 

oil leak, find and fix it soon. To get accurate dipstick reading park your car on level ground. 

Change the oil every 5,000 miles.

3. Change filters regularly

Car's oil filter and air filter become clogged over time. Renewing them regularly is very 

important. Change the air filter every 12,000 miles.

4. Replace spark plugs

plugs replacing is a straightforward job yourself to optimize your engine's performance

5. Check tire air pressure

check once a month and before any extended road tips.

6. Maintain your car's battery

If you don't use your car for long periods of time, the battery will degrade and go flat.

7. Rotate your tires every 5,000 to 10,000 miles.

8. Check your brakes before any extended road tips.

9. Clean your radiator always

prevent overheating by removing debris with a soft brush and washing the outside of the 

radiator with a detergent solution.

10. Drive smoothly

Look well ahead to reduce the need for sudden braking.

11. Use your AC

“use it or lose it” is a phrase that could be applied to air condition. Leaving your AC off may 

save fuel, but your could end up with a bill for regassing instead.

12. Keep your car clean

13. Keep it covered when it is in garage

14. Keep the weight down when moving on a long track