Check Your Tyre Pressure
once a month against the number on the inside of your driver-side
door. Also, check your tyre pressures in the morning when the tyres
are cold. Proper tyre pressure can save you money at the pump and
extend the life of your tyres. Don't forget your spare!
Change The Air Filter every six months – it’s
the lungs of your car. Replacing a dirty air filter can improve
your fuel economy.
Replace Your Wiper Blades every six months. Eight
percent of your driving decisions are based on visibility. If you
live in colder climates, uses winter wiper blades that will keep
the blades on the windshield when you need it most.
Recognize the Check Engine Light. This can cause
your vehicle to pollute and can destroy a fuel economy by as much
as 40 percent. When that light is flashing, pull over immediately,
shut off the engine and call a technician. It’s serious.
Change Your Oil every 10,000 klm. Your engine works
very hard and is the heart of your car, so be sure to visit M.D.
Use Coolant or Anti Freeze to keep your car cool
in the summer and warm in the winter. It also has rust inhibitors
to protect the inside of your engine. Have M.D. Autocare check all
fluid levels when your oil is changed and replace standard coolant/anti-freeze
every other year.
Check Your Lights. Have you noticed your headlights
aren’t as bright as they used to be? Headlight bulbs should
be replaced every other year, and are low cost and easy to replace.
As they dim over time, you can even lose your night vision. Don’t
forget to check your tail lights so you can also be seen.
Keep an Emergency Safety Kit in your boot or in
a box. The kit should include items such as:
Extend the Life of Your Car. Cars are your second
most expensive investment. By following the owner’s manual,
your car can be counted on to last 10 or more years and well beyond
80,000 klm. Routine maintenance can help your car achieve its potential.