If you own a car, you have probably had to deal mechanical issues before. It can be a pain. You’ll waste precious time or money on mechanic repairs or self repairs. There is a downside to both options. But the information in this article will help.
Your radiator needs to be looked over regularly. Let the car run a while, shut off the engine and then pop the hood. Be careful not to open your radiator if the car’s running. Check the fluid in your radiator and always mix water with the coolant before adding it.
Be sure to read your owner’s manual to find out what kinds of fluids (oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, steering fluid) your car needs and to learn how to check and top these off yourself. Keep a few bottles of each fluid in the trunk of your car in case of emergencies.
Don’t neglect your regular maintenance. These scheduled visits are not there just to get more money from you. They are designed to make sure maintenance is done on specific components before you end up stranded on the side of the road. While you might be able to skip one or two and be okay, the damage will shorten the life of your car. Continue reading