I own a car. Since you’re reading this, that probably means you own one too. In fact, millions of people around the world drive and own cars. While some are cheap, beat-up and ugly, others are expensive, sleek and beautiful. Regardless, they all come in handy for one important task: driving from Point A to B.

But, the truth about cars is they do eventually start to have problems. And, it’s because of this saddening fact that it’s you must keep your car in a good state of repair and maintenance at all times. If you don’t, the only service you’ll be giving your car is a funeral service! Of course, keep in mind that car maintenance does not involve spending thousands of bucks. It’s the simple process of taking general steps to caress and love your car.

Follow these simple hacks and maintenance tips regularly to keep your whip running at its maximum potential.


Engine – Yep, That’s the Engine Under the Hood

  • Check the Oil Level – Without the correct oil level, your car’s engine could seize. To prevent this and keep your car engine running smoothly like baby oil, it is important you check the oil level regularly.
  • Examine the Belts – There are a series of drive belts at the front part of your engine that loop around various pulleys to provide power for your car wheels to move. As a result, get your accessory and timing belt checked every 25,000 miles and replaced after every 50,000 miles.
  • Top Up the Coolant – Without the coolant, your engine will could heat up and eventually break down. To prevent this, be sure to top up the coolant every month to ensure your engine stays cool and calm and doesn’t give up on you.
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(For further information contact Mikaela Banes from “Transformers”. She certainly knows a thing or two about engines and “gear boxes” –don’t look at me, ask Sam Witwicky)

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