Keeping Your Car Clean

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.

Automotive Repair And Maintenance Myths


Misinformation about caring for an automobile can lead to vehicle owners accidentally causing sizable damage to their vehicles. Unfortunately, some car owners may not take the time to learn about the truth concerning the more common myths and assumptions that concern automotive maintenance and repair.

Myth: High-Quality Shock Absorbers Are Only Useful For Those That Drive Off-Road

The suspension system for the car is essential for providing you with a smooth ride. Some individuals might think that a high-quality suspension system is only needed for those that drive off-road on a regular basis. However, paved roads and parking lots can still be extremely bumpy and uneven. Furthermore, the bumps that this can cause may have functional impacts on the vehicle. For example, these vibrations and bumps can cause hoses or other important components of the engine to come loose or fall out of alignment.

Myth: It Is Normal For A Car To Gradually Burn Off Oil

Preventing the friction caused by the engine to cause major damage will require the use of automotive oil to lubricate the moving components. It might seem as though it is normal for the oil to burn off or leak out over time. However, the oil level should stay at the same level as the components that distribute the oil will be in a closed system. As a result, gradually running low on oil can indicate that a leak is present somewhere in the system.

Myth: Antifreeze Is Effective At Any Temperature

Freezing temperatures can be extremely damaging to your car, as this can lead to fluids in the engine freezing and expanding. This can lead to ruptures that may make the vehicle inoperable until repairs are made. Antifreeze can greatly alleviate this problem, but you should always review the operating temperature range for any antifreeze products that you are considering buying. This will allow you to be sure that you choose an antifreeze that will be effective in your area.

Myth: Changing The Cabin Air Filter Provides No Benefit

The air filter that handles the air entering the cabin of the vehicle can be easy to overlook. However, this air filter can play a significant role in determining your overall comfort in the vehicle. This is due to its regulating the air quality in the cabin. When individuals fail to clean or replace this filter every few months, their cabin can start to develop extremely unpleasant odors as well as spreading allergens throughout the cabin.

Visit an auto repair shop to learn more.


12 March 2019