In the old days, cars were the ultimate status symbol. For the teens of the ‘60s navigating the jungles of high school, owning a car defined who they were. As the years passed, the link between status and cars became less defined. These days, cars are less of a luxury and more of a necessity, especially in places with limited public transportation.
Caring for Your Car
If you’re looking for a car of your own, you might be interested in a ride that’s practical and easy to maintain. All cars, no matter their price points, need a special kind of TLC. Beyond keeping your car clean, you also need to know how to make sure it’s running well. All car owners should know some basic maintenance that doesn’t require equipment that bends tubes like those from Baileigh’s. For repairs of that scale, it’s best to take your car to the auto shop.
Before going on that next road trip, make sure you do the following:
Checking Tire Pressure
One way of avoiding flat tires is to check the tire pressure. You can do this for free at any gas station with an air pump. Check the recommended tire pressure for your tires and adjust as needed.
Changing a Flat Tire
If, for any reason, you do get a flat tire, save your money and change the tire yourself. Learn how to use a lug wrench and a jack and make sure they’re in the trunk of your car at all times. Also, don’t forget to bring a spare tire with you.
Contrary to what you may think, it’s actually easy to change your car’s oil. Look for the car’s oil drain plug, drain the oil on a drain pan, close the plug, put new oil in, and you’re done!
A responsible owner should know how to care for their own vehicles. Always make sure to do these basic steps to stay safe on the road.