7 Car Maintenance Tips

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Do you take good care of your car? If not, you should follow the seven tips discussed in this slideshare. Doing so could prevent costly expenses and car accidents!

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7 Car Maintenance Tips

  1. 1. 7 Car Maintenance Tips Follow these tips if you don’t want to end up in an accident!
  2. 2. 1. Check and change the oil.  This important step in maintaining your car will help the engine last longer and will keep it functioning properly. If you don’t do this, your engine will get destroyed quickly.
  3. 3. 2. Change out transmission oils.  Transmission and different oils must be changed according to service intervals. Make sure you use the recommended type and viscosity for transmission fluid or gear oil.
  4. 4. 3. Flush the cooling system.  Flushing the cooling system and changing the coolant once a year will keep the cooling system in good condition and will prevent corrosion and deposits from building up.
  5. 5. 4. Lubricate u-joints.  U-joints are driveline components that need regular lubrication. You may have to remove the driveline to get to the zerk grease fitting.
  6. 6. 5. Clean wheel bearings.  When it comes to wheel bearings, you should inspect, clean, and repack them with wheel bearing grease according to service intervals.  Doing this will keep you from having to replace spindles and hubs, which tend to be very expensive.
  7. 7. 6. Replace brake fluid.  Brake fluid attracts moisture, which can cause components to corrode and fail. Replace the brake fluid and bleed the system once a year. Remember that brake fluid is cheap. Calipers, hoses, and sensors are not.
  8. 8. 7. Replace windshield wipers.  Windshield wiper blades don’t last forever. Don’t risk not being able to see in a storm. The best time to replace wipers is once a year, after summer.  Wiper blades tend to bake in the sun, and if you replace them in the fall before winter, you’ll be well prepared for any snow storms.
  9. 9. Make Car Maintenance a Priority  Taking good care of your car by checking up on and replacing things regularly will help prevent costly damage caused by neglect.  Car maintenance can also help prevent car accidents. What if you were driving and your car suddenly stalled (due to a maintenance problem) and you caused a pretty bad auto accident?  The next thing you know, you’ll be speaking with an auto accident attorney because one of the drivers in the accident was seriously injured.
  10. 10. Be Smart and Be Careful  If you take good care of your car but end up in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, you should call a personal injury attorney immediately.  A personal injury lawyer like Craig Swapp and Associates can help you get the compensation you need to recover from your losses and suffering.  To contact Craig Swapp and Associates today, call 800- 404-9000 or visit craigswapp.com. You can also visit their blog for more information.

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