Evans Insurance Services Inc. Blog
Travelling from one place to another is indeed a part of everyday life- going to the office, shopping in the grocery store, spending time with family out of town. Wherever it is, transporting with a private vehicle makes it less time consuming and more favorable not only for yourself but also for your family and friends. But having a car needs extra care and maintenance.
Here are 10 helpful tips that will help you make your car new as always:
1. Check the tire air pressure
Use an accurate tire-pressure gauge to check the inflation pressure of each tire. Do this atleast once a month. Inspect also tires for damage, uneven wear, cuts and bulges.
2. Check the engine oil
Check engine oil monthly. Inspect for leaks and fix as needed. Park the car on a flat ground to ensure accurate dipstick reading and to prevent overfilling.
3. Wash the car
Do it weekly. Ensure cleanliness inside and out. Make sure that carpets, windows, seats are well-maintained.
4. Check the Air filter
Remove the air filter. Put in front of a strong light; if light is not seen through, change it.
5. Inspect the battery
Check the cables and terminals. Make sure that they attached properly and no corrosion has been inspected. Check if they are still fully functional and how long could it possibly last.
6. Inspect the fluids
Check for transmission dipstick if possible. Inspect for leaks. Replace as needed.
7. Check the brakes
Change pads or linings that have been overused and are not in good condition. Brakes should be checked at least twice annually. Repair as needed.
8. Check the exhaust system
Inspect for corrosion in the exhaust part and replace as needed. Make sure to tighten loose clamps. Ensure that they are well functioning.
9. Change drive belts and hoses
Every two to three years, change worn belts and hoses especially if they make noises and do not fit properly.
10. Change the automatic-transmission fluid
Several models require change of fluids after several miles especially if the pink fluid takes on a brown tint. Make sure to monitor the amount and characteristics of the automatic transmission fluid.
Remember to ease your daily transportation and activities as well as your family’s by securing an auto insurance policy. An insurance policy can help you deal with possible problems in the future. At Evans Insurance Services Inc., we do our best in making sure that our clients are well-protected with affordable and comprehensive policies. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (610) 889-9300 or CLICK HERE to request a free quote.