Your car is the second biggest investment you can make, coming second only to your house. However, it’s also one of those cases where it will only treat you as well as you treat it. Because of that, there are a few parts of your car that you should get checked regularly in order for your car to keep running properly.
Your brakes shouldn’t be taken for granted; after all, there what keep you from getting into a serious accident. Because of that, you shouldn’t wait until your brakes are squeaking from over-use or old age before you get them checked. With that in mind, you should get them checked at a minimum of once a year and preferably more than that for optimal performance.
This is one that you mightn’t have thought of, but should be checked quite often. Having said that, how often you should have checked and possibly replace your air filter depends on how much driving you do on a yearly basis. While most manufacturers say you should change them every 5,000 miles, some people suggest that it could be as much as every 7,500 to 10,000 miles.
It’s also been shown that your ail filters can have an effect on your gas mileage, and even your horsepower, so it’s important that you get them checked on a regular basis. Depending on your car, though, you may only need to get them checked once a year.
Tires may not need to be checked as much as you may think, but this can depend on which kind of tires you have, as well as how much driving you do every year. Having said that, however, you may need to check your tires on at least a yearly basis. This doesn’t just mean getting your tire pressure checked, but also includes getting your tire thread checked to ensure that it’s above the legal minimum.
Ensuring that your tires are perfect means that your care will also be a whole lot safer to drive, especially under bad weather conditions.
Oil no longer needs to be checked as often as it used to; older cars may still need to be checked every 3,000 miles, but modern cars can now go up to a year without having its oil checked. According to some studies, many modern cars can go up to 10,000 miles without needing an oil change, although this is heavily dependent on the type of car.
Depending on how much you drive, then you may not have to get your oil changed regularly, although it is recommended that you get it checked as least yearly.
With all that in mind, if you got all of these checked on a yearly basis, then you shouldn’t run into too many problems with your car. After all, if you’ve got the most important parts working perfectly, then there shouldn’t be many issues in other parts of the car.