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Importance of Car Maintenance & Basic Car Care Tips

Before we discuss basic car care, we need to know the importance of car maintenance. They include:

  • Improving safety

  • Enhance reliability and performance e.g. more mileage out of your gas

  • Saves you expensive repair costs

  • Better resale value

  • Contribute to a greener environment

Now that we know the importance of car maintenance, we can proceed to discuss the car care tips that even new owners can relate to as they are relatively straightforward and logical.


I am sure a lot of people don’t actually read the car manual. However it contain vital information that help us better understand our cars such as the ideal tyre pressure and deciphering warning light indicators. We need to decipher the different indicators as there are definitely issues with your car when you see them. You will probably encounter problems if you disregard and don't rectify them in time. Check with a reliable car workshop if you are not sure.


Just as human need fluids to maintain bodily function, so does our cars. These fluids include:

  • Engine oil

  • Coolant

  • Power steering fluid

  • Brake fluids

  • Transmission fluid

Other areas that you might want to look into include:

  • Tyre condition & pressure

  • Spark plug

  • Car battery

  • Brake system

  • Engine air filter

  • Signal lights

Hence, take care of your car like you would for your spouse or partner. If you neglect your car, it might disagree with you one day and leave you at the side of the road with a raised hood. I recommend that you get your car regularly checked by a reliable car workshop for better ease of mind.

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