Growing up in Indiana and watching the Indianapolis 500 as well as the Brickyard 400 would probably make you more fond of your car more than others in the country.
Driving a car is one thing, but maintaining it is another. You have to take good care of your car first to make sure that it runs in top condition.
1. Perform Regular Check-Ups
Firstly, don’t forget to check your car before you get in. Look at your tires and see if anything is flat or under-inflated. An under-inflated tire can greatly affect your driving as well as make you consume more gas. Check the fluids of your car once a week to see if anything needs refilling.
2. Regular Replacements
There are things that you have to perform periodically. First is changing the oil of your car. Check your car’s manual for this but it’s usually done every 3,000-5,000 miles.
Periodically replace the belts and brake pads of your car as well. If you hear anything from your belts or when braking, have it replaced immediately to avoid any accidents.
Finally, check the battery of your car for leaks or corrosion. Aside from that, have it replaced once it’s past its intended lifespan to avoid problems starting or anything similar in the future.
3. Keep Things Clean
Regularly clean your car. It not only looks good but it also helps maintain the quality of your paint. Also, keep the interior clean as much as possible. Not only will it be healthier and more hygienic for you, it will also help you avoid deterioration in the air-conditioner.
4. Properly Store Your Car
Finally, don’t leave your car out in the driveway. The weather will wear down your paint and can affect how your car runs as well. If your garage is filled with junk, get rid of it. Protect your car from the elements and keep it in your garage. In Indiana, servicing the overhead door for your garage is a step towards properly storing your vehicle.
Valuing your car means making efforts to protect it as well. Be regular with maintenance and make sure you keep it in a safe place when not in use.