No one ever expects their car to malfunction. However, if you keep your car in good condition through regular maintenance, a car malfunction is less likely to occur. Here’s how you can prepare your car for the unexpected, and prevent an untimely malfunction.
1. Check Tire Pressure
Your tires take on a lot. Over time they can become underinflated, which poses a risk to your car. Regularly check your tire pressure and ensure that they are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended PSI.
2. Check Tire Tread
Your car’s tire tread is very important. If the tire tread is low, it makes it difficult for your car to grip the road, therefore making it easier to get into an accident. Good tire tread depth is 6/32 or deeper. If your tire tread depth is 4/32 or lower, it’s time to have your tires replaced.
3. Check the Battery
Your car needs a well-charged battery to operate. If it’s been a while since you’ve had your car battery checked, bring your car to your trusted MD mechanic to have them test it for you. That way, you can change your old battery if you need to rather than risk your car not starting.
4. Check the Brakes
Thin brakes pose a significant risk to you and your car. If you hear squealing noises, take longer than usual to stop your car, or the brake pedal vibrates when you press it, it means that it’s time to have your brakes replaced. Never put off replacing your brakes.
5. Check the Fluids
How often do you check your car’s fluids? The fluids in your car help it to operate smoothly and prevent overheating. Be sure to regularly check the oil, coolant, and various other car fluids. If you don’t know what to look for, an auto mechanic can help you identify low fluids.
6. Replace Your Windshield Wipers
Windshield wipers are often overlooked. However, windshield wipers help you see through your windshield when it rains or snows. If they aren’t working properly, it can be very difficult to see the road. It’s recommended that windshield wiper blades be replaced every six to twelve months
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