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Best Ways To Maintain Your Car

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Maintaining your car will not only extend your cars life but can keep you off the side of the road as well.

Rated 4 points - posted 10 years ago by JARM in category Cars.
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Tune UP Report Abuse
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Change The Oil Report Abuse
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Check Bulbs Report Abuse
Occasionally check your brake lights and taillights to be sure they are working if not check bulbs and replace if needed.
15 points - added 10 years ago by JARM - 1 comment
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Check your blinkers as well.
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Wax Your Car Report Abuse
When water beads become larger than a quarter it is time to wax the finish on your car.
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Wiper Fluid Report Abuse
Keep a check on your windshield wiper fluid you never know when you may need to use it.
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Clean The Radiator Report Abuse
Remove debris with a very soft brush then use a detergent solution to wash the outside of the radiator to prevent overheating.
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Check Fluids Report Abuse
Letting your car run low or out of fluids can tear it up and/or cause large expenses. Be sure to check the following fluids. 1: Oil 2: Transmission fluid 3: Brake fluid 3: Power steering fluid 4: Water Be sure to not overfill.
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Check Tires Report Abuse
Help keep yourself safe and off the side of the road check, your tires for proper tire inflation be sure to check for uneven wear, cuts and any sidewall bulges you may see.
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Belts and Hoses Report Abuse
Replace belts and hoses every 2-3 years even if they have no signs of wear and tear, should a belt become noisy you need to have it adjusted.
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Check Battery Report Abuse
Make sure your batteries cables and terminals are securely attached with no corrosion if your battery contains fluid be sure to check it as well.
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Drain and Flush the Cooling System Report Abuse
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Rotate Tires Report Abuse
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Winterize Your Car Report Abuse
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Air Filter Report Abuse
Remove your air filter and hold it up to a very bright light if you cannot see light through the filter it needs replaced.
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Change the Timing Belt Report Abuse
If your vehicle has, a belt instead of a chain follow manufactures instructions on recommended replacement intervals.
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Keep Out Of The Elements Report Abuse
You can extend the paint job on your can as well as avoid rust by keeping your vehicle in a garage or carport.
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Inspect Your Exhaust System Report Abuse
When you have your oil changed, have them, check for rusted through exhaust parts that need replaced and tighten any loose clamps you may have.
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Wash Your Car Report Abuse
It is advisable to try to wash your car weekly if possible also make sure to hose out the undercarriage and fender wells to remove road salt and dirt.
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