Are you in the habit of periodically checking your car’s status? Many people still have the habit of checking only when they are going to travel, but it’s not just when you’re hitting the road that you should carry out preventive maintenance on your car.
While at home, you can do a checkup of some items yourself, such as: checking the bulbs, brake and reverse lights, panel lights, windshield wiper blades, in addition to checking the radiator water level oil, tires, among others.
Although some repairs must be carried out by a professional, it is still possible to do some services in your own home. Paying attention to maintenance helps avoid accidents and generate big savings.
Below are simple maintenance tips for cars like Slide car Kaset Nawamin (รถสไลด์ เกษตร-นวมินทร์ which is the term in Thai) that you can do in your garage at home. Again, if the owner does not feel confident in carrying out the service, looking for a reputable mechanic is recommended.
1 – Brake Light
You can change burned-out light bulbs in your garage, have the right equipment. Usually, for less than 50.00, you can find a light bulb to replace the burnt one, but if you don’t change it, you can get a fine with a value much higher than that.
You will need a screwdriver and some fittings/disengagements to carry out the exchange. It is essential to record the exact location where each screw goes and fit the piece correctly. This service also applies to headlamp lights, arrows, spotlights, and even indoor lamps.
2 – Radiator Water
The main function of the radiator is to maintain the cooling of the entire system and ensure that the propellant stays cooler, preventing overheating and melting of the parts, as shown in the article: When there is no water in the radiator, what happens?
It is recommended to check daily in the morning and newer cars at least once a week in older vehicles. Check for leaks; if there is, it can cause serious damage to the car and can burn the gaskets, spark plugs, and in worse cases, it can even melt the engine. Therefore, in addition to identifying holes, clean the system and always use coolant and additives. Avoid tap water.
3 – Check The Floor
In Brazil, where the asphalt is precarious, great care must be taken with the vehicle on bumpy roads. If you’ve gone through a deep hole, check to see if something has come loose and check it often, so the damage doesn’t build up and bring more severe consequences.
4 – Air + Fuel Filter
Did you know that a dirty air filter can increase fuel consumption? Furthermore, it can cause clogging of the power system, so it should be replaced regularly. Some drivers use compressed air, but this is recommended from time to time. It is still correct to change it.
Now, the fuel one has the function of retaining impurities, and just like the air one, the gasoline one also influences the fuel economy. Regularly inspect and replace as per the manufacturer’s suggestion.
5 – Windshield Wiper Blades
The vehicle owner can exchange the wiper blades, which is not difficult. The rubbers dry out, causing failures, making visibility difficult on rainy days, and may even risk be scratching the glass. It is recommended to check their status frequently. Do not forget to always look at the windshield wiper water reservoir.