Friday, November 06, 2020
By CarKhabri Team
Car Maintenance Tips For The Longevity Of Your Car (Series 1)
Having a in itself is a pride and the symbol of status from the years and still, it continues despite the availability of finance schemes offered for buying a car. It would not be wrong to that it is one of the expensive assets owned by a person, and therefore when it comes to its maintenance the car owners do not leave any stone unturned. But how to retain the beloved car well-maintained for many years to come is the matter of concern for almost every person. Because, after a few years of drive the car starts creating different types of mechanical problems which directly affects their pocket and monthly budget.
Going through this concern of our readers, we are going to start a short series of car maintenance tips that will help them to retain the impressive condition of their car for many years to come and enjoy its flawless drive without any major expense.
1. Understanding the Indication of Warning Lights: An interesting feature about the cars of today’s generation is that they inform you immediately through indicator lights as soon as there is an issue. As a smart driver, it is your responsibility to understand these warning signs. Some of the indications revealed by the car are mentioned below:
a. Engine Light: Also known as malfunction indicator lamp, if this indicator is on in your car than it is an indication that there is something wrong in the engine of your car that needs to be detected and rectified at the earliest. This problem however doesn’t happen with the car, but if this happens with your car then you should get it detected by the technician.
b. Service Engine Light: You would have noticed an instruction of “service engine” or “maint reqd” written on the dashboard of your car. When you notice an indicator light on above its display then it is a recommendation to schedule the maintenance of your car accordingly.
c. Coolant Warning Indicator: The main objective of coolant light is to let you know the level of coolant present in your car. In case if you notice its warning light on, then park your car immediately and wait for the engine to cool down. This light indicates that the level of coolant is less than the determined level and needs to topped-up to avoid any damage to your car.
d. Brake Warning Light: This light turns on automatically as soon as the level of brake oil is less than the required level or the brake pads are about to worn, the brake light also turns on when you pull up the parking brakes. It is therefore recommended to consult the owner’s manual to know the difference.
e. Oil Warning Light: If the level of engine oil is lower than its determined level, the engine light will turn on. It is also an indicator that there is a blockage in the oil filter or the functionality of the oil pump.
f. ABS Warning Light: The turning on of this light is an indication that something is going wrong with the anti-lock braking system of your car. Ignoring the indication will not help you in stopping your car immediately in case of an emergency. Moving ahead, if you notice the braking light and ABS lights on in your car, you should stop driving immediately as it could risky for your life.
2. Change The First Oil Change Between 50 and 100 Miles: Normally you should change the engine oil after a drive of almost every 5,000 miles. Anyhow in case if you have bought a new car recently a couple of months back, it is recommended after driving between 50 and 100 miles. After that, you can change the engine oil according to instructions recommended by the technician.
3. Driving At The Speed Between 30 Mph and 50 Mph: The standard speed for driving a vehicle whether it is new or an old is between 30 mph and 50 mph. It is seen that sometimes in the desire of showing their driving skills the car owners drive their new brand car beyond speed which although offers them the privilege of enjoying the fast drive, but adversely affects the performance of an engine.
4. Try To Maintain Revs Below The Mark Of 3,000 RPM: Always try not to keep the revs below the 3,000 rpm, as doing beyond this limited will damage the piston rings and allow the leakage of oil from the engine.
5. Owner’s Manual: Although all the cars offer a comfortable drive to the passengers, their mechanism is not always the same. Each car is mechanically different from others, it is, therefore, better to go through the owner’s manual booklet to understand the mechanism of your car and follow the instructions accordingly.