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21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by AutoJoshNIG: 5:49pm On Feb 11, 2019



1. As often as possible, check the pressure of your tyres. Do this at least once a week.

2. Regularly observe the level of the engine radiator coolant. At least, once or twice a year, make an effort to flush or change your radiator coolant.

3. Always check the engine oil level of your car. Ensure to change the oil at least every 3 – 6 months. Doing this will go a long way to lengthen the life span of your car. Also change the oil filter during every oil change.


4. Always try to check the level of the brake fluid and transmission oil as regularly as every morning.


5. Your air filters should be changed at least once every 6 months.


6. Always check your wheel balancing and alignments. Go for vehicle alignment. This will ensure the longevity of your tyres. It will also protect your vehicle from shaking while driving on speed.


7. Avoid allowing the fuel in your fuel tank to drain out completely before refueling. This will prevent dirt or other residues from being sucked in by the engine. Dirt, sucked in, can damage the injector or carburetor.


8. Avoid using your car to carry very heavy items.


9. The suspension of your car should be checked once every eight weeks.


10. Check all drive belts in your car for cracks. This should be done at least once a month.


11. The brake system of your car is very important. Always examine it. . Check your cars brake pads at least once every 2 weeks.


12. Check your spark plugs to ensure that they are still in good working conditions.


13. Visit your auto mechanic if your “Check Engine” light comes constantly.


14. Always ensure that your tyres are well inflated. Avoid driving your car with under-inflated tyres. A car, driving with under-inflated tyres, will require more energy to move, and more energy means more fuel consumption.


15. It is often advised that you do not speed up immediately you start the car. This is necessary in order to allow the car fluids to circulate before active motion.


16. Avoid aggressive driving. This can put undue pressure on the brakes, engine and other part of the car.


17. Reduce your car Air-conditioner usage. The car a/c causes the car to require more fuel to function. This can put unnecessary pressure on the car engine.


18. If possible, always try to avoid traffic hold up’s and gridlocks.


19. Refrain from revving your vehicle engine to the red-zone mark on your dashboard.


20. Wash your car as regularly as possible. This will help get rid of dirt that can lead to rust.



21. Avoid roads with potholes or bumpy terrains.

Source:

https://autojosh.com/21-car-maintenance-tips-that-will-make-your-car-last-longer/

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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by writetopoker: 6:07pm On Feb 11, 2019
Op I hailooo

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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by Spuggie: 7:29pm On Feb 11, 2019
Yes sir
Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by itiswellandwell: 7:30pm On Feb 11, 2019
Ok

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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by YorubaAssasin: 7:30pm On Feb 11, 2019
In addition to some of these points...

#3. Frequency of Oil change(s) depends on the model of the vehicle. BMWs, new generations Mercedes' and most luxury & premium vehicles don't need an oil change till every 10K miles BUT, majority of other vehicles is every 3K or every 3mths (whichever that comes first).

#6. It causes uneven wear & tear on the tire threads which causes uneven pressure application. This leads extra pressure on the transmission which eventually messes it up.

#8. This leads extra pressure on the transmission which eventually messes it up.

#18 & #21 are very IMPOSSIBLE in Nigeria grin grin grin

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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by EngrWiseman007: 7:31pm On Feb 11, 2019
Nice one. Some of us go just dey drive am anyhow anywhere.
I don follow learn one or two today
Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by adekennis(m): 7:31pm On Feb 11, 2019
AutoJoshNIG Pls how often should one change transmission oil..I have es350 and GS 350 I feel the transmission oil need to be changed but I dont know if i should go ahead..The car millage was 250k while the other was 150k when i bought them..Kndly advice on what to do.Thanks
Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by celestialAgent(m): 7:32pm On Feb 11, 2019
Last time I gauge my Tyre was three months ago, I should probably go check it undecided
Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by tym92(m): 7:32pm On Feb 11, 2019
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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by Nobody: 7:32pm On Feb 11, 2019
Wetin you de give those people sef

Even if you do all that, you must maintain your car.
Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by Nobody: 7:33pm On Feb 11, 2019
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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by crazygod(m): 7:33pm On Feb 11, 2019
So because say we get car we shouldn't think of anything else again ba?

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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by Nobody: 7:35pm On Feb 11, 2019
crazygod:
So because say we get car we shouldn't think of anything else again ba?

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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by kingjoe(m): 7:35pm On Feb 11, 2019
no 11 break pad every two weeks haba!

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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by victor8269: 7:35pm On Feb 11, 2019
Finally don't put APC posters on ur car, the engine would knock, go to Aso rock and check

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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by kolnel: 7:35pm On Feb 11, 2019
Nice
Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by moscobabs(m): 7:36pm On Feb 11, 2019
Almost all car in Lagos roads have their "Check Engine

If I don't see my check engine on I will be thinking something has happened to my car.

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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by Freaknasty: 7:37pm On Feb 11, 2019
18 and 21 almost impossible in Lagos...

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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by Sunymoore(m): 7:37pm On Feb 11, 2019
With all these, don't use your car at all. YOLO! Rev and roll. But maintain
Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by Joedoyle(m): 7:38pm On Feb 11, 2019
ok
Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by unity004(m): 7:41pm On Feb 11, 2019
grin we that dont have a car, letz read their comments

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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by UCwinson: 7:52pm On Feb 11, 2019
Visit my signature if you bet on football matches
Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by Naughtysite: 7:52pm On Feb 11, 2019
Who has maintenance Tips for Keke Napep
Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by Dpharisee: 7:55pm On Feb 11, 2019
YorubaAssasin:
In addition to some of these points...

#3. Oil change depends on the model of the vehicle. BMWs, new generations Mercedes' and most luxury & premium vehicles don't need an oil change till every 10K miles BUT, majority of other vehicles is every 3K or every 3mths (whichever that comes first).

#6. It causes uneven wear & tear on the tire threads which causes uneven pressure application. This leads extra pressure on the transmission which eventually messes it up.

#8. This leads extra pressure on the transmission which eventually messes it up.

#18 & #21 are very IMPOSSIBLE in Nigeria grin grin grin

In Lagos not all across Nigeria, you don't find holdups and potholes in Minna or majority of Abuja

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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by Dollabiz: 7:57pm On Feb 11, 2019
good
Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by ahckmedkosy(m): 7:57pm On Feb 11, 2019
My "check engine" and "vsc" indicator have refused to clear. I don't know what to do again.
Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by babalonimi: 7:57pm On Feb 11, 2019
AutoJoshNIG:



1. As often as possible, check the pressure of your tyres. Do this at least once a week.

2. Regularly observe the level of the engine radiator coolant. At least, once or twice a year, make an effort to flush or change your radiator coolant.

3. Always check the engine oil level of your car. Ensure to change the oil at least every 3 – 6 months. Doing this will go a long way to lengthen the life span of your car. Also change the oil filter during every oil change.


4. Always try to check the level of the brake fluid and transmission oil as regularly as every morning.


5. Your air filters should be changed at least once every 6 months.


6. Always check your wheel balancing and alignments. Go for vehicle alignment. This will ensure the longevity of your tyres. It will also protect your vehicle from shaking while driving on speed.


7. Avoid allowing the fuel in your fuel tank to drain out completely before refueling. This will prevent dirt or other residues from being sucked in by the engine. Dirt, sucked in, can damage the injector or carburetor.


8. Avoid using your car to carry very heavy items.


9. The suspension of your car should be checked once every eight weeks.


10. Check all drive belts in your car for cracks. This should be done at least once a month.


11. The brake system of your car is very important. Always examine it. . Check your cars brake pads at least once every 2 weeks.


12. Check your spark plugs to ensure that they are still in good working conditions.


13. Visit your auto mechanic if your “Check Engine” light comes constantly.


14. Always ensure that your tyres are well inflated. Avoid driving your car with under-inflated tyres. A car, driving with under-inflated tyres, will require more energy to move, and more energy means more fuel consumption.


15. It is often advised that you do not speed up immediately you start the car. This is necessary in order to allow the car fluids to circulate before active motion.


16. Avoid aggressive driving. This can put undue pressure on the brakes, engine and other part of the car.


17. Reduce your car Air-conditioner usage. The car a/c causes the car to require more fuel to function. This can put unnecessary pressure on the car engine.


18. If possible, always try to avoid traffic hold up’s and gridlocks.


19. Refrain from revving your vehicle engine to the red-zone mark on your dashboard.


20. Wash your car as regularly as possible. This will help get rid of dirt that can lead to rust.



21. Avoid roads with potholes or bumpy terrains.

Source:

https://autojosh.com/21-car-maintenance-tips-that-will-make-your-car-last-longer/



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Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by asawanathegreat(m): 8:02pm On Feb 11, 2019
Good one, I have learnt something good here.
Re: 21 Car Maintenance Tips That Will Make Your Car Last Longer by MotorGuru: 8:19pm On Feb 11, 2019
ahckmedkosy:
My "check engine" and "vsc" indicator have refused to clear. I don't know what to do again.

Perform a scan and post codes here:
https://www.nairaland.com/4467246/motor-guru-here-ask-questions/15

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