I still remember the day that I bought my first car. I thought it was the most perfect vehicle in the world, and I vowed to care for it diligently. Unfortunately, within a few days I had forgotten about my promise, and I started tossing fast food wrappers in the back like everyone else. After awhile I realized that neglecting my car was turning the inside into a garbage pit, and I decided to learn how to take better care of my vehicle. I took a class on auto detailing, and it really helped me to turn things around. I want to teach you what I learned, so you should read this blog.
Two of the things that you have to do when it comes to staying on top of your regular car care is to look after for your tires and brakes. There is more that you should be doing to your tires and brakes than many people realize, and this leaves a lot of them experiencing tire issues that can be avoided with proper care. And, it can cause someone to need to replace all of their tires before they would have otherwise had to. Here is an extensive list of ways to protect your tires and brakes.
Buy a full, matching set at one time
Instead of replacing your tires one at a time, which may seem like a financially easier option at the time, it is much better for you to spring for the whole matching set. When you put four matching brand-new tires on your car at the same time, the chances are that they will wear at the same rate, as long as you don't have issues with your car like an alignment problem and as long as you make sure that you take them in to have them rotated according to the manufacturers recommendations.
Don't do burn-outs
There is little doubt that you will find many people who will deny that doing burnouts isn't exciting, especially when you ask the younger drivers. There is something fun about putting one foot on the brake, one foot on the gas, slowly let off the brake, hear that exciting squeal and seeing all that smoke billow from the rear of your car. Then, taking off and watching those black streaks follow behind you is even more exciting. However, those black streaks you see behind your car are actually some of the tread off of your tires. Doing burnouts is actually dangerous and it is a great way for you to quickly wear down the tread on your tires, so you will need to replace them much sooner. So, you should stick to watching burnouts on TV.
Cover your tires to protect them from the sun
No, you don't need to cover your tires every time you park the car, but you should be doing this anytime you know that your car will be parked in the sun for a length of time without being driven. You can purchase covers, or you can cut them out of material like cardboard or wood. The important thing is that they will provide the tires with shade.
Make sure you keep your brakes in good shape
Check your brake fluid regularly and fill it as needed. If your brakes go down too low all of a sudden, take them in to be bled. Have the brakes inspected if you hear a squeaking or grinding, or you notice the car pulling to one side as you press to stop the car.
To keep up on your vehicle's brakes, and to have brakes installed, contact an automotive service like G P Automotive.Share
6 September 2018