Every day we take care of many things: our body, home, pets. The car also needs some care because it is always ready to take us from one point to another at all times.
Here are ten tips to better take care of our cars.
A car, however reliable it may be, will always need maintenance when it reaches a certain age. Just as a man of a certain age thinks that perhaps it is appropriate to book a check-up in a health center, in the same way the car will have to be brought to your trusted mechanic to be checked periodically. In this way it is possible to replace more or less expensive elements which, if excessively worn, could break, sometimes causing much more serious problems. It is impressive how sometimes, with a relatively low cost, it is possible to avoid replacing much more expensive elements.
Not everyone is able to perform maintenance on their car. Some of you will feel like a child in front of a nuclear physics book when you open the hood. This is not a problem: everyone has their own skills. However, if you are able to perform some small checks on your own it is an excellent result. Some basic elements to check are:
Closed these two macro chapters, let’s see other small tips to protect your car.
Thanks to a garage, your car can sleep peacefully when not in use. First, it won’t be at the mercy of bad guys who might have seen you use it. Secondly, it will not be exposed to sunlight during the summer days and, in this way, the interiors and the paint will thank you.
With a good anti-theft device equipped with satellite locator, anti-lifting and immobilizer you will have the possibility to protect the car from thieves and robbers. If you usually park in dark, isolated and uncrowded places, a good set of mechanical alarms will be for you: they will not prevent the thief from stealing your car but will waste a lot of time (for example in removing the steering lock) and will risk be seen by any passersby while the siren sounds.
An insurance will not materially protect your vehicle but will allow you to obtain more or less rapid compensation based on the contract you have stipulated with the company in the event of: natural events such as a hailstorm, theft, various damages and accidents. There are many policies with related packages: choose the one that suits you (eg theft and fire, glass policy, vandalism, etc.). Keep in mind, also in relation to point 4, that in some cases the insurance will apply discounts in case of installation of a specific anti-theft device.
If you have to choose where to park and you have an illuminated multi-storey car park with cameras and an isolated and dark car park in a seedy area of the city, opt for the former. The but yes, it will never happen to me anyway it may not work forever.
If you care about aesthetics and safety, try not to use a damaged car without first having it repaired. Although it works correctly there may be some invisible damage that has compromised the function of the frame.
If you have news of a gas station attendant who charges excessively low prices and you hear of motorists who have had serious problems, avoid contacting him. Probably the quality of the fuels sold is not excellent and could cause a lot of damage.
Clean and sanitize the passenger compartment twice a year (which requires constant cleaning to a lesser extent) so that you always live in a healthy and clean environment. Preparing the vehicle for the change of season can be essential to obtain the best performance.
Each season has its tires that guarantee the best possible yield at any temperature thanks to the wise use of different compounds and materials depending on the characteristics of the soil and the climate in which you find yourself.
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