Welcome back to Automobile week!
This is post 2 in a series of 5.
Post 1: DIY Car Detailing
Post 2: Routine Car Maintenance (this post)
Today I wanted to talk a teeny bit about car maintenance and upkeep. I am by no means an expert and usually I just take it in for an oil change, check my tire pressure & tread & check my oil and that’s it. After researching for today’s printable for when to do what on your car and how often (in general–make sure you ALWAYS follow your vehicle’s manual recommendations!!!) I found there is a lot you can check on your own and keep and eye on!
It is a good idea to check these things yourself and keep up on your basic maintenance so that you keep your car in top running condition for cheaper than always taking it in to the garage. Just keep an eye on what you can and take it to a professional for anything else. Keeping a good log of what was done and when can help you determine when it’s time to check or take it in again. Keep on top of these things and you can protect your vehicle’s resale value!
Routine Car Maintenance
- First you should read your car’s owner’s manual and it will tell you everything you need to know on what to do and when. If you don’t have a manual you should be able order one from a local dealer or event the vehicle website.
- If you want to know general tips and general guideline’s for what to do and when (fluid checks & flushes, tire rotation, etc.) check out this article I found on 74 Car Care Tips to Keep Your Automobile in Top Notch Condition.
- If you need a check list/reminder schedule for some basic tips you can download the free printable I made by clicking on the image below.
As always this printable is free for personal use only. If you download it please also pin it or tweet it (this post, not the direct pdf link)
There are a lot of fluid checks mentioned on the printable and a lot of them are covered in the following youtube video I found. Please take a minute to watch and see how to check these fluids yourself.
Do any of you check these things regularly? Did you even know about them?
Also- the free printable is the first in a whole line that will eventually be added together to create a Central Command Binder (also known as a Homekeeping Handbook). You can always find all freebies & printables by checking the Freebie Category.
Come back tomorrow for post #3 on Basic Car Safety Tips.
Have a happy day,
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