These are tips to take care of your vehicle
Check Your Air Filter
Many car problems are due to clogged air filters or loose fittings. The air filter prevents dirt and particles from entering the engine. During combustion your engine needs air, and a clogged filter may impact performance. You should get your filters changed every 12 months or after 12000 miles, whichever comes fast. Don’t ignore this maintenance as it could lead to problems in your car engine or car cabin as you also breath air that is filtered by the internal cabin air filter.
Inspect Fluids and Tire Pressure Regularly
Tire pressure is something, which you shouldn’t ignore or delay. Tires are one of the most important component of your car for safety, efficiency, and comfort. Getting in the habit checking the tires regularly will help you save time and money. Your tire pressure, wheel balance, and regular tire rotation will help you have a comfortable and safe drive. Your tires will last quite a bit longer and you can easily add air and check the pressure yourself. If your not in the habit of checking on your car tires you can start by setting a monthly date on the calendar to check them.
Check Your Battery
Using a multimeter with the engine off, you can check if the battery is charged fully. When the car is on you can carefully check the voltage. It should be around 13.7 to 14.7 volts. If the battery is low, it might be the alternator. To check this you can start the engine and turn on your lights. If the lights are dim or brighten as the engine is revved, then the alternator probably is the issue.
Change Your Spark Plugs
If you notice that your engine is not working efficiently, then the reason could be the spark plugs. If not checked, they could wear out and be covered in a buildup. Your car manual should let you know when to replace them. If your car is not performing as well as it usually does, you might want to check the spark plugs and spark plug wires if they are old. If you find they are in bad condition, replace them for better performance. Spark plugs usually last for 30,000+ miles; see the owner’s manual for more information.