7 Car Maintenance Tips
Follow these tips if you don’t want to end up in an accident!
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.
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
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
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.
5. Clean wheel bearings.
When it comes to wheel
bearings, you should
inspect, clean, and repack
them with wheel bearing
grease according to
Doing this will keep you
from having to replace
spindles and hubs, which
tend to be very expensive.
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.
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
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.
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.