Car Care Tips

OIL LEVEL

You’ll get a more accurate dipstick reading by waiting few minutes after turning off the engine, giving the oil time to drain from the crankcase into the oil pan. And make sure the vehicle is on level ground!

ENGINE OVERHEATING

If your engine overheats in summer traffic, turn off the air conditioner and turn the heater and fan to their highest levels. You’ll get warm, but you’ll cool down the engine.

TYRE PRESSURE

Just a little knowledge – and a little extra care – can add up to better performance, money-saving mileage and added driving safety.

For a good tyre pressure reading, check tyres when they’re cold, after your vehicle has been idle for a few hours. You’ll find a sticker on the underside of the bonnet or edge of the driver’s door that tells the proper tyre inflation for your vehicle. Over-inflated tyres wear out more quickly in the tread center and under-inflated tyres wear out more quickly at the tread’s outer edge. This may lead to increased fuel consumption.

DAMAGED VEHICLE EXHAUST SYSTEM?

  1. Loss of engine power – if the exhaust pipe of your vehicle is damaged, the expulsion of the exhaust fumes is blocked and the power of your vehicle is reduced.
  2. Vibration – the exhaust fumes are flowing under a great pressure in the exhaust system. If the exhaust is damaged, bad vibrations may occur and you may lose a part of the exhaust. It may be risky for your safety and for the safety of other people on the road.
  3. Noise – the exhaust system of your vehicle has several functions. The basic function is pollutants and sound absorption. Noise while driving means that the exhaust of your vehicle is damaged. Do not delay replacing your exhaust – you can prevent air pollution and even serious damage to your vehicle.
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