Smooth rides don’t happen, you have to make them happen. Owning a vehicle is not nearly as important as knowing how to care for it. Proper care is required to maintain the good quality of the automobile and extend its life. In Africa where trends don’t matter, a car that is properly cared for could last decades while a neglected one of the exact same make could reach its end date in just a couple of years, that is, if it doesn’t crash its way to the junkyard sooner than that.
Besides the obvious care tips, below are a couple of essentials to know about car care.
Does the front part of your car tend to point downwards when you engage the brakes? As exciting and movie-like as that may seem, this could be an indication of a problem with the suspensions/shocks or the struts. It should be solved immediately as delay could worsen the situation leading to:
A couple of solutions to nose dives include:
Noise in the brakes could be normal or it could be indicative of a certain fault in your car components; but generally, squealing is caused by vibration resulting from motion amongst the brake pads, calipers, drums and rotors. The noise could therefore result from:
The suspension system is one of the most important car components yet it is very often one of the most overlooked bits during car maintenance and care. What are some red light indications of worn out shock absorbers?
They prevent bugs, leaves and other form of dirt from making their way to the engine and causing abrasion and clogging. Improved air flow reduces the amount of gasoline used hence optimizing MPG and improving the car’s mileage.
They scrub the engine oil ridding it of impurities and harmful floating garbage such as metal shavings, carbon and even sludge, which can wear the engine bearings resulting in reduced oil pressure.