New to the wheel? Learn how to take care of your car
If you started driving a short time ago, know four basic habits to adopt for safety and preserve the health of your car.
Driving safer and avoiding accidents or other unforeseen events that may leave you on the roadside, you must keep your car in good condition. And no, no mechanics course is required, but simply some issues to keep in mind.
Reviews but not only
Making the revisions at the indicated times is important, but if you suspect a problem, do not postpone its resolution. The longer you postpone, the greater the likelihood of getting worse and causing more damage. Often, it can be easy (and economic) resolution; others may even end up being nothing – above all do not risk it, it is your safety and that of the other drivers that is at stake.
Driving style, speed, load, pressure are factors that condition the durability and condition of tires, so in addition to regularly checking the pressure, you should get used to inspecting your car tires to avoid mishaps. Change tires whenever you come across rubber in poor condition, for example, or with pleats. Changing tires is also imperative where the depth of the grooves is equal to or less than 1.6 mm, but it is advisable not to allow this. When this distance is approximately 2mm, you should take care to replace them.
Liquids in good
Before getting on the road, familiarize yourself with the deposits of liquids essential to the proper functioning and safe driving of your car and do not let more than a month go by without checking that they are full enough. Oil, radiator, brakes and windshield wipers are easy to check and replace – do not leave your safety at random.
Seeing well and being seen should be a priority, especially during the harshest weather conditions. Besides that it is enough to not have a light to be fined. Check the different bulbs and replace them whenever one of them stops working. In most cases, it is a simple procedure that can be done by you.
To avoid compromising your visibility, keep the glass clean and replace the brushes whenever you notice any breaks in their operation.