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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:30 pm 
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Learn how to Execute Fundamental Maintenance in your Car or truck
Check the engine oil level and add extra if needed. Seek the advice of the owner's manual for the right viscosity. If your auto seems to be losing an abnormal level of oil (or if you happen to spot leaks on your garage or driveway floor), you might have an engine leak.
Check the coolant level inside the coolant surge tank and add the proper coolant if important. The coolant surge tank is commonly located on the driver's side with the engine compartment. Replace the coolant if it truly is dirty or features a rusty appearance.
Inspect your tires. Examine your car's tires for harm, adequate inflation, and put on. Examine the tire tread by inserting a penny inside the tire grooves (with Lincoln's head facing the tread) - in case you can see the prime of Lincoln's head, then the tread is worn as well as the tires should really be replaced. In the event the tires need air, inflate them for the essential pressure per the automobile owner's manual. For those who do not have your owner's manual, appear for the manufacturer's info label inside with the car-- it might normally be discovered inside the driver's side door or printed inside the glove box. In case your tires display damage or wear, replace or rotate them as essential. Do not forget to verify the "Space Saver" spare tire inside your car's trunk for right inflation too (and if you happen to do not currently possess a spare tire, make sure you get 1). Keep in mind, appropriately inflated tires are a necessity for protected driving and they could also support your car realize more effective gas mileage. I bet that got your consideration!
Modify your oil. Car or truck manufacturers usually advocate which you alter your engine oil and filter every single three,000 miles. To transform your personal oil, you will need the following tools: socket wrench, oil filter wrench, drain pan, 4 quarts of oil (5W30 or 10W30, based on your car or truck type), oil filter, as well as a drain plug gasket. You might also need to have automobile ramps to raise your automobile up so that you can get underneath it. When your automobile is jacked up, it is advisable to take away the drain plug making use of your socket wrench and drain out the old oil in to the drain pan. When all of the oil is drained out, remove the old gasket from the drain plug and replace it using a new gasket ahead of screwing in the plug. Subsequent you'll eliminate the old oil filter utilizing your oil filter wrench. Be aware that some residual oil will drain out into your drain pan. Lube the rubber O-ring on your new oil filter and tighten it hand tight - do not use the wrench considering that you could over-tighten the filter. Use a rag to wipe up any spilled oil, collect all your tools coupled with the utilised oil, and clear out from below the car. The final step will be to add your new oil by getting rid of the oil fill cap inside the best from the engine and pouring in four quarts of fresh oil. After you have performed your 1st oil change, it's going to get simpler and more rapidly each and every time you do it.
Rotate your tires. At this time it's also a very good thought to rotate your auto tires. Whilst you will have the wheels removed, it is best to examine the brake systems for the following:
Lines and hoses for suitable installation, binding, leaks, cracks, and chafing.
Disc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface wear.
Drum brake linings for wear and cracks.
Parking brake adjuster for the really need to tighten the cable.
Examine transaxle fluid. At this time you should also verify your transaxle fluid level (manual and automatic). The transaxle fluid dipstick is normally located close to the rear in the engine compartment. Examine the levels and add the correct fluid as required (the dipstick typically has indentations that indicate where the fluid level should really be). Be aware that fluid loss may very well indicate an issue, so examine the method and repair as vital.
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