How to take care of your new carMarch 6, 2019 2:56 pm
If you have recently bought a new car you are probably currently on cloud nine. After hours of research on different cars and dozens of test drives, you finally chose your car and the keys are in your hand. You may not have thought about it yet, but if you don’t take care of that new car, you could be faced with early repairs that you could easily avoid. If you have any questions about your car’s individual needs, come into your local U Pull & Pay today to talk with one of our experienced staff members. You can even sell us your old car for a great price and we will happily arrange for it to be towed if necessary.
Check your Engine Oil
No matter how inexperienced you are as a car owner, anyone can easily check their oil level. As long as your car is parked on level ground, all you have to do is remove the cap on your oil reservoir and check the attached dipstick. Your dipstick has lines on it that will tell you if your oil is at the correct level. If there is any residue on your dipstick simply take a clean rag, clean off your dipstick and dip it back in your reservoir to check your oil level.
Depending on the type of oil that your car uses, you will have to change your oil at different intervals. Fully synthetic oil usually will last between 5,000 to 10,000 miles as long as your oil filter is still functioning well. Normal oil or partially synthetic oil should be changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles to avoid any residue buildup.
Wash and Wax your Car
Washing and waxing your new car is a great way to keep it looking great while helping to preserve the luster of your paint. This is especially important if you have been driving your new car on the winter roads at all as the salt on the road can actually eat away at your car’s paint and undercarriage. A monthly car wash and wheel well cleaning can help preserve your paint job for years.
Take it Easy on your Car
Most new cars have already had their engines and their individual parts “broken in” in the production process, but that doesn’t mean that you should tear off the lot. Most new car manuals still recommend that you take it easy on your new car for the first 500 to 1000 miles. It may be tempting to take your new car out for a quick speed down the highway, but you should resist the temptation, for more than one reason.
Buying a new car is one of the most fun and stressful things that we get to do in our lives. The purchase is a combination of the excitement of getting a new set of wheels mixed with the stress of having a new vehicle to take care of. If you are looking for the best parts for your new car, come into your local U Pull & Pay today.
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This post was written by Jonathan Kling