How to keep your car running longer Abbie Jeffries Giarria Patterson
Components to maintaining a working vehicle Air filters Battery Belts Exhaust Wiper blades Car fluids Hoses Lights Oil filter Shock absorbers Tires Maintenance Checklist
Air filters • Check Every two months… • Change it once a year/15,000 miles • A blackened air filter means replacement is needed.
Battery • Check as often as possible • Change every 2 to five years • Car batteries can fail due to age or defect
Belts • Check every month • Only change when the belts don't seem right... • There are different types of belts that should be checked
Exhaust • Check depending on how far and how often you drive your car • Changing your exhaust is costly and difficult because its part of a system
Wiper baldes • A reservoir that helps keeps you windshield and wipers clean and working properly • Inspect or check these whenever you can • should be replaced at least once a year
Car fluids • So many car fluids serve for different functions in your car • There's washing fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, engine oil, brake fluid, and anti freeze.
Hoses • There are many types of hoes to check on when looking at a car • The most important is the fuel pump • Check to see if there are any wholes/leaks or any damage if so replace
Tires • Check monthly • Keep a record of tire rotation • Rotate at the first 5,000 miles and every 7,500 miles thereafter.
Shock absorbers • No specific time to check • Look for oil seepage on them • Always replace shock absorbers in pairs
lights • Check and make sure all lights are working properly • No specific time to check or change • Replace when damaged, clean when dirty
Oil filters • To maintain peak performance, change oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months, • Replace oil filter with every oil change • Check oil filters as often as you get a tune up
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