What You Don't Know About Auto Repair May Hurt You And Your Car

January 30th, 2017

While you can’t know everything about everything, you do need to know a little about your car. Car maintenance and auto repair come with owning and driving a car. And if you don’t know some things, it can hurt your car and your financial investment in it. 

 

Keep your fluids topped off. Having not enough fluids can be a big problem. We all know that we need gas or fuel to run our car, but we don’t remember that the other fluids are just as important. Try starting your engine when it doesn’t have any oil. Not a good idea? No, we didn’t think so either. If you want to use that great invention of power steering, you’ll need to keep the reservoir full. The systems in your car were designed for specific fluids, with varying amounts and purposes. And don’t forget that not enough fluid is just as bad as overfilling. Use the measurement tools for each area of the vehicle and stop when you have enough.

Some maintenance is easy enough. Keep your tires filled with the correct amount of air. Again – don’t overfill the air. Proper tire pressure is an important part of car safety, gas mileage and getting the most out of those tires! If you run your tires with too little pressure, you risk wearing out the sidewalls too quickly. If you run your tires with too much pressure, you risk a blow-out at the most inconvenient time.

Do you consider yourself a backyard mechanic? Do you know a lot about your vehicle’s systems? If not, leave the auto repair to the professionals. Be careful and methodical when you start on any repair. There’s more than one person in this world that has reinstalled a battery with the terminals connecting to the opposite sections that they are supposed to. It can cause irreparable damage to your entire electrical system.

Not sure what you need to do to repair your vehicle? If you are in need of auto repair and don’t know where to do, don’t turn to YouTube! Come to an experienced shop where the technicians know what they are doing and can provide you with the best service possible.

  Tags: car maintenance
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101