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How To Take Care Of Your Car...

24 September 2015, 04:40 PM

Cars are known to be one of the most important possessions for a person. They are symbol of prosperity and progress for any owner which might get them green eyed looks from others. People like to leave no stones unturned to keep them away from any kind of harm or damage. They like to take opinions from every near and dear well wisher including automotive experts, relatives, as well as friends. Every tip counts and every suggestion can make a big difference to the maintenance and well-being of your vehicle. Here are some useful car care tips with respect to every single part of it:

Engine: The Power Churning Machine Of The Car

The best way to keep your car’s engine healthy is to read every sign and signal emitted by your car’s engine. When you get signals like jerks while starting the car, rough ignition, and pollution; know that it is high time that your car’s power mill needs some attention. Along with, learn to keep an eye on the warning lights and temperature gauge of your car. In case, you are not well versed with the ins and outs of the car, try not to mess with the engine. It is way better to take it to a mechanic or car technician and let them deal with the problems. A single mistake from your end might end up with big unwanted expenses. For maintaining the good health of your engine, try to drive the new car without speed fluctuations and try not to overload it with unwanted luggage. Get the car serviced regularly and keep a mechanic fixed for the regular check-ups.

Engine Oil

Engine oil plays a significant role in healthy car maintenance. Remember, higher viscosity has nothing to do with engine oil quality and suitability for a vehicle. Engine oil suitability for your car depends on a number of factors like climatic conditions of your area, the kind of terrain you are in, the fuel type of the car, engine configuration, and the car itself. Each car has its own prerequisites in this respect. For more information on this topic, better get in touch with your car mechanic who will let you know the right oil as per your car manufacturer’s instructions. Another important thing to be kept in mind is that engine oil should be replaced on regular intervals. On a general note, it should be changed after every 5000 kilometers or 90 days.


It is usually known as one of the most neglected parts of a vehicle. It is mandatory for all drivers to keep in mind that gears should not be taken to downshift on speed levels higher than those mentioned for specific gear. Another important point to be noted is one must allow the car to come to complete halt before shifting back from a driving gear. Transmission oil should also be changed regularly for their smooth functioning and better health of your old as well as new car.

Brakes And Clutches

These two parts must be kept under constant watch. It doesn’t take much effort to know when the brake of your car is faulty and when it needs some repair work. In case of clutch, it might be a little hard to know. However, the best sign is when shifting of gears gets any harder, it is time to change the gears or take them to the mechanic. For perfect maintenance, always drive on constant speed and refrain from throttling the brakes every now and then. This would help in extending the life of your brakes along with the power mill. In case of clutch, do not drive with your feet constantly on clutch plate as it may lead to pre-mature damage in its circuit system.


Whatever, the battery manufacturers claim, always keep in mind, it is still imperative to change their water regularly. Also, whenever you are taking your car for servicing, always get the battery recharged.  Try to stay away from costly washers as they can seriously affect the longevity of your car battery. Usually, the battery should be replaced in every four years and should be given special attention under extreme temperatures.

Suspension System

The stability of your car over all kind of terrains depends much on this system as it maintains a direct relation with your car’s alignment. To ensure the perfect condition of this system, keep a check over the bouncing of your car over roads bumps and holes. Alignment of the vehicle signifies the steering wheel position, therefore, whenever the steering goes off center, or shows excessive swerve, or less grip, it is time to give a check to suspension system. Do not delay a trip to mechanic under any of these situations.


Along with all other parts, the wear and tear of tyres should also be taken care of. Health of your car tyres directly affect the well-being of your suspension system, car’s stability, and fuel economy. Confirm it from your mechanic as well as the car’s manual that a vehicle’s 10 per cent fuel efficiency directly depends on its tyres. Your car tyres should always remain inflated according to the recommended pressure for them. For more details, check with your mechanic and ask him to keep a check on it whenever the car comes for servicing. 

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