Car maintenance can be done by anyone. Driving is not just a man’s ‘job’, so is his car maintenance. Women can also do light things in caring for the vehicle so that it remains in prime condition when used.
Here is a light treatment that women can do to their car, as we recommend one of the largest Toyota 3S dealership networks.
1. Diligently Heating the Machine
If your car is rarely used, the engine should be warmed up about 3 times a week. Or at least once a week so that the quality of the oil does not decrease. An engine that has not been started for a long time makes the engine oil settle for too long, so that once the engine is started there will be engine components that should be lubricated but not exposed to lubrication. This will cause wear and tear and accelerate the process of damage to the car engine. Besides of course there is an oxidation process that can damage the chemical formula of engine oil.
2. Check the Condition of Car Tires
Before driving, always check the tire pressure. Make sure it is in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations so that the comfort and control of the car when used remains perfect. It also makes tires more durable.
Also check the condition of the tires, to make sure there are no sharp objects or gravel stuck in the tire grooves. The reason is that it can damage the tire tread and make a smooth leak. Make sure the thickness of the tread is still above the Tread Wear Indicator (TWI) to maintain tire grip. Also check the condition of the tire walls for potential tears or lumps that are dangerous if forced to use.
3. Check Car Fluid Condition
Check the availability of water in the reservoir tank according to the level recommended by the manufacturer, including checking the brake fluid to make sure it is not leaking. Don’t forget to also check the availability of wiper water to clean the dirt on the windshield.
No less important, check the availability of radiator water to keep the car’s temperature within optimal limits.
4. Check Engine Oil
Checking the adequacy of engine oil through the dipstick is quite easy. The dipstick will show the oil threshold. If it’s not enough, add it and make sure to always change the engine oil every 10,000 km or 6 months, whichever comes first. Make sure the oil used in accordance with the recommendations of the car manufacturer.
5. Check Car Headlights
Make sure all car lights are functioning normally and nothing is off. Like the front and rear lights to help visibility at night and make the car visible to other road users. Also, make sure the brake lights are on to prevent the car from being hit from behind when slowing down. It’s also easy to check the car’s headlights, just turn it on and see the shadow of the light on the garage wall. Replace immediately if the car lights go out.
6. Clean the Vehicle from Dust
Clean the carpet, car seats, and dashboard from dirt, especially dust, using a vacuum cleaner and wipe clean. In addition to maintaining comfort, this effort is also to maintain the health of passengers because dust may carry bacteria or viruses that cause disease.
7. Don’t Forget Periodic Service
Periodic service has an important role in maintaining the condition of the vehicle. From regular service, it can be seen what things need extra attention or not. And whether it needs to be replaced.
It’s best not to compromise when it comes to driving safety. For example, if it is necessary to replace the brake pads or for example the side mirror is broken. Prioritize safety for the sake of our families and our own souls.