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Car ownership has been associated with the American dream for years, and achieving this goal is quite exciting. Still, buying a new car does not end when you sign the papers. The following are five tips that are going to help keep your vehicle in good shape.
The first thing you want to pay attention to is your tire pressure. Cold temperatures tend to reduce the pressure in a tire. Control could be diminished without good tire pressure, which can be more dangerous on icy roads. Be sure to check your pressure again when the summer comes because pressure goes up in heat.
You need to make sure that the fluids in your car, such as your oil, are changed before the winter hits. This is important because some oils solidify too much when it is cold, so you want to change the viscosity of your oil. You can go back to normal oil when the cold temperature finally leaves.
Another thing you might want to consider is powder-coating your rims. Winter normally means salt on the roads, which can be pretty detrimental to your rims. It can lead to rust or may damage the paint. Going to a professional like Rattray Blasting & Coating Pty Ltd or someone similar to powder-coat those rims adds a layer of protection against these kinds of dangers. Rim protection also helps longevity, which should help save you money in the long run.
You need to make sure that you are changing filters when needed. Filters help ensure that your fuel system and the engine stays as clean as possible. Debris can hurt the longevity of your vehicle and your car’s mileage. Check the air filter, oil filter, and fuel filter every few months. Those who live in high-dust areas should change the air filter every few weeks.
Potholes are pretty hard on your vehicle, so you want to avoid them as much as possible. Pay attention to the road and either slow down, or move out of the way of the pothole. Driving over these potholes can hurt the tires, shocks, and axles of your car that can end up costing you even more later.
These are just some of the things that you can do to keep your car in good condition during the entire year, even when it gets cold. Most of these are easy to implement, so it should not be too hard.