If you’re a car enthusiast, your vehicle probably gets pampered by you all year round. But April is still the month to go above and beyond. Especially for those of us who never seem to get time to get through the endless list of car care essentials.
But since April has been deemed as the National Car Care Month, here are a few extra steps you can take this weekend to show your car some love.
Check All the Fluids
Your car runs smoothly thanks to a number of essential fluids; make sure they’re all at an optimal level. Some of the fluids to keep an eye on include engine oil, antifreeze, and windshield solvent, as well as brake and transmission fluids.
To celebrate the car, change the engine oil, which will help increase its life. Keep an eye out for any leaks as well, and in case you find one, get it repaired immediately.
Inspect the Tires
The car isn’t going anywhere without its tires, so make sure they’re in great shape. Start by checking all four tires’ tire pressure plus the spare using a digital tire pressure gauge.
Then move on to a thorough inspection of the wear and tear situation. Check for any bulges, bald spots, cuts, or irregular wear along the sidewalls. And lastly, get your tires aligned if you haven’t done that in a year.
Examine the Brake System
Ideally, your brake should work smoothly without any grinding noises. If in case it is making any noises, do a thorough inspection. Check the condition of brake pads, rotors, drums, and other components and have them replaced if needed.
Even if your stopping distance has increased, you may need to get your brakes serviced.
Don’t Forget the Exhaust and Battery
Since these are the more technical bits, you should visit your local auto care workshop to get these checked. But if you’re feeling confident, try to do this yourself. Start with the exhaust system and ensure that there are no leaks and all the different parts are intact. Unusual noises may also be a sign of some hidden damage. Also, check up on the hoses to ensure they’re in good condition.
Then move to the battery and make sure it is charging well and is clean and corrosion-free as well.
Send It to A Car Spa
While you’re making all this effort to make your car feel new while driving, it should also look the part. And for that, it needs a good scrub inside and out.
But while you may be able to wash the exterior pretty well on your own, getting the car detailed this National Car Care Month isn’t a bad idea.
It will extend the car’s life by dog years. Auto polishing and detail servicing are just what your car needs this month.