The Importance Of Vehicle Maintenance
As a vehicle owner it is vitally important that you are carrying out regular maintenance on your vehicle. Without proper maintenance, your vehicle will be a lot more likely to be prone to more serious problems in the future that could lead to you being greatly out of pocket.
What happens if you don’t change your oil?
Well, the engine of a vehicle consists of lots of metal parts. These components rub and grate against each other when you drive the car. Without any lubrication, such metal-pressing-against-metal will make them wear off pretty quickly and damage the engine. The fuel greases all these parts and keeps the metal-on-metal friction to the minimal. This chain of events is hampered when you don’t change the oil year after year.
Keep Them in Good Condition
You should check your tires often to make sure they are in a good condition. This would prevent many reasons for flat tires, so either check it yourself or get it checked by a mechanic. The older the tire gets, the more likely it will develop problems.
You should check both the tire pressure and tire tread. You want to make sure the air pressure in your tires is in the appropriate range. This is best left to a mechanic because they have the proper skills and tools to get the most accurate reading.
Check Your Spare
When you do get a spare tire, you will need to use your spare tire. So even if you aren't using it, you should check it every once and a while. You'd rather find any issues or defects before you need to use it. If you do notice something wrong with your spare tire, get it replaced as soon as you can.
Avoid Driving in Construction Areas
If you can avoid it, stay away from unpaved areas or areas that have nearby construction. These streets could give you a flat tire because nails, screws, or other sharp object could pop your tire, causing it to become flat.