Unless you have owned your car for over a year and gone through hell in each season- you wouldn’t really understand the cost of maintaining a vehicle. First, there is the scorching summer, then crazy rain followed by lazy autumn and finally the dreadful winter. Though you get to take it easy during the spring, you are quickly making your way to another summer.
A car needs love, regular maintenance, and a lot more work that it appears on the surface. Forget about the regular wash and clean routine, even maintaining your vehicle through the seasons is like a full-time job.
Below are some tips which will help you keep your vehicle safe and in top shape no matter what temperature it is outside. Ready? Let’s dive in.
Always invest in good tyres
Forget about running your car safely on the road with old, worn out tyres. Try and drive it on a wet road, in stormy or snowy conditions. You will soon realize that you are creating a life-threatening situation for yourself and for other vehicles and passers-by. It is better to get van tyres checked and replaced regularly. Newer tyres have a much better grip on the road which ensures a safe ride. Moreover, they are also more efficient to pick speed and apply emergency brakes if the need arises.
Always check the battery and oil
Most car owners do not mind having their vehicles serviced once in a while. However, checking the condition of the battery and oil/coolant is essential too. Don’t wait for your servicing deadline. Check these two essential components at home. Batteries often create the biggest problems in colder weather. If your automotive needs an oil/coolant change, give it a quick top-up at home.
Always park in the shade
The best way to save your car against the elements is to avoid parking it outside. Instead of parking it on any spot you can find, look for designated parking. Here too, look for areas with significant shade.
Cleaning your automotive inside and out regularly is also essential. You can install tinted windows to protect against sun damage and get a high-quality cover to protect against rain, hail, and snow. However, the three simple tips mentioned above should always form the basics of car care.