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10 Most Important Parts of a Car and their Maintenance

Snapshot: Before setting out for a long trip, make sure to check these important car components to make the trip an everlasting memory.

Car maintenance in today’s times has become more rigorous than before, because of the increase in industrialization and recreational activities. Cars today are built with advanced technologies and improved mileage to withstand kilometres. Let’s browse through the crucial maintenance components. 

Lights
Night travel has become common today and is longer a non familiar scenario; cars are engineered to offer optimum safety during day and night times. There are headlights, fog lights, brake lights and tail lights, for a secure drive, it is important to check the functioning of lights. 

When is high-time to change a bulb?
When the one way light is turned on, observe the blinker, if it flashes at a faster rate and turns off sooner than normal, there is an issue with the bulb. A car service station will be familiar with the kind of bulb that needs to be replaced, because there is a different bulb for each car. 

Replacing Bulbs
Most headlights bulbs have halogen lights, and there is a neat coating on the exteriors of the glass. Don’t use bare hands to pick the bulb, it will leave behind residues of grease and oil, the oil will then spill on to the hot bulb area and will wear out. While changing bulbs hold it at the base, or make sure you wear gloves. 

Tyres & Wheels
Bald tires are good on race tracks, but not suited for normal road conditions, almost all tires have tread wear bars. Examine it and if low replace it. 

Tyre Pressure
Tire pressures have to be checked regularly, at least once a week, bad tires is dangerous; apart from being unsafe it affects mileage, comfort and handling. 

Clean brakes regularly
Brakes have to be cleaned frequently, it left unmonitored there will be heat, moisture and dust collection, and the consequences are dangerous. 

Electrical-Check battery terminals
Most cars run on a powerful 12 Volt negative ground electrical system; ensure that your batteries are cleaned regularly. If not maintained, then it hinders the passage of current. Remove the battery switches, the instructions will be provided in a manual and wipe the battery gently with clean cloth or wire brush. 

Coolant level
An engine cannot move smoothly without a coolant, check the coolant normally located on the side of engine. It is a white semi transparent bottle; look at it only when engine is cooled to an appropriate level, to be able to measure this, look at the readings on the outside and inside. The outside should have high and low marking and on the inside it should be somewhere in between low and high reading. 

Check oil level
It is easy to determine if your engine needs to be topped up, the oil level has to be moderate, and it can cause problems if it is too high or low. To check the intensity of oil, park on level field, wait till engine cools to required level, find the dipstick, remove it and wipe it and place it back. Repeat the procedure till the level of oil is between high and low denoted by H and L symbols. 

Paint
The modern demographic is conscious about the premium appearance of their cars. Besides the desire to create a good impression it is also imperative to maintain paint quality. There are so many powerful waxes available and Turtle Wax is among the best, recognized by global standards. It is unhealthy for you and your car to allow sticky particles to adhere, which could lead to the onset of dust and pollen. Have a safe journey!!

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