There are the experts amongst us who know exactly how to take care of your car or the vehicle you use for your personal use, then there are others of us who need to make a conscious effort to look after our vehicle. It is absolutely essential to have a car and be able to drive in a vast country like ours, especially. It allows you to travel day or night and not have to depend on public transport. The bus schedules often don’t coincide with when you are supposed to be somewhere and when you drive, you avoid a lot of unpleasant transport problems, like the bus not being available after a certain time etc. So, how do you best take care of your “baby”?
Nothing helps keeping a vehicle in good shape than maintaining and servicing it regularly. If servicing too often is a bit too costly, you can just use a good hose and water at those times when all you need is to take the dust off. As long as you manage to give it a bath as often as you can and a good waxing, it wouldn’t need to be serviced that often, though for the sake of the engine and the tires etc. you would have to take care of that at regular intervals too. If you feel, the paint is beginning to look worn out and the vehicle is losing its youthful look, you can take it for some painting to a vehicle maintenance workshop with a paint booth service that can give it that new look once again.
It is difficult to maintain a vehicle without the food crumbs etc. that goes with having young kids in the car, but if your kids are a bit older, you may want to enforce a “no eating in the car” policy, as heartless as it seems, to avoid those little sauce stains and crumbs that get stuck to the carpet permanently. But, if that is unavoidable, why not try some vacuuming and give your car a good brushing to keep it clean and new looking?
Take care of the little things
After giving your vehicle a little tender loving care at the paint booth service, chances are your vehicle is beginning to look young and energetic again! But don’t take for granted that it means its heart is healthy and all its vital signs are in good order. Check the engine regularly and follow the manual’s instructions about the amount of oil and the kind of oil you should use and check that there is enough water and the air pressure is fine. If you begin to hear those little squeaky sounds again and again or your car jerks and stops several times etc. don’t forget to get it checked and repaired, if necessary. That way you will nip the problem in the bud and it won’t end up becoming a major problem and affect your vehicle’s health.
Use it to not lose it!
Finally, you have a car so that it can make life easier and more convenient for you, so don’t be afraid to use it as you need, as parking it in the garage for longing periods is not going to help! Enjoy the rides and the time you spend driving, as it is quite a major part of your life!