Car Maintenance Tips that Can Help you Save Money

Keeping the car well-maintained entails, a lot of visits to the auto workshops. They carry out a routine set of tasks like oil change, cleaning of air filters, checks for coolant, etc. The only problem is the high cost associated with every car visit.

Hence, many of us look for a ‘do-it-yourself’ approach to keeping the car well-maintained. Then there are others who want to know their cars better. After all, they may have recently bought a car from Japanese car exporters. They would want to do some basic tune-ups themselves. 

Irrespective of the reason, we bring some effective car maintenance tips to you. These will go a long way in providing relief from costly workshop visits. 


1 – Check the User Manual

If you have got a car recently from Japanese used car exporters and dealers, you may have got a user manual along with it. They contain a lot of vital information like the type of gas to be used and the different fluids needed to help your car run in top shape. Go through it and know your car better. 


2 – Check the Oil

Check the Oil

A car needs different types of oil like brake oil and engine oil. They help avoid friction between the moving parts and prevent a heat-up of the engine components.

While the general rule of thumb says that you should go for an oil change every 3,000 miles, it may not always be accurate. It will be applicable if you have bought a used car from Japanese exporters and dealers. They may be an older model where this rule would apply.

But if you have bought a new car that was launched recently, then you can easily stretch for up to 6,000 miles before you take the car for an oil change. 


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3 – Check the Transmission Fluid

Check the Transmission Fluid

Your gears have transmission fluid running between them to ensure smoother movement and better gear change. If this fluid runs at low levels, the chances are that it might hurt your gearbox.

If you continue running the car with such dangerously low levels of transmission fluid, you would not be able to shift gears when needed. As a result, your car would not function as intended.

This is why it’s recommended to check the transmission fluid. This way, you will avoid the hefty costs of changing the four-wheeler gear system. 


4 – Check the Tires

Check the Tires

Check the air pressure of the tire regularly. This step will ensure proper balance for the car and longer tire life. 

Also, if the car is parked for a long time (many weeks), make sure to turn it on and move the car a bit regularly. This way, the weight is not concentrated on just one part of the tire. The regular on-off of the car engine will also take care of your battery. 

Another point is to get the tire rotated every year. This way, all four tires will be worn out evenly without extra wear and tear on two out of four tires, or one out of four tires.


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If you have bought a new car or got a car from Japanese exporters, these tips will come in handy. They will help you save quite a lot when you implement these tips as a DIY approach. 

Please let us know which of these you follow on a regular basis. We would like to hear from you. 


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