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What every car owner should know about general car maintenance tips

Whether you just got a car or have been driving one for a long time, following certain car maintenance tips can help your car be at its best. If you are looking for some guidance or a checklist of tips so that your car is in peak condition, this is a useful blog for you.

Inspect your vehicle regularly (Monthly)

Take a walk around your vehicle at least once every week. While you take a walk, inspect your car and look for body damage. You should also inspect your tyres for any wear, punctures or cuts.
If anything is found uneven, then the car has to be driven to the nearest Garage for ensuring wheel alignment angles are at their recommended limits and for body repairs, if required.

Check your tyre pressure regularly (Daily)

Tyre pressure can impact fuel consumption. It also affects comfort and handling. Car manuals suggest optimal tyre pressure. Generally, the tyres pressure check should be done every day before starting.

Protect your headlights (Monthly)

Turn on your headlights once a month when you park in front of a flat surface to check if both headlights are working properly and well-positioned, if not then you need to drive your car to the nearest Garage for Headlamp alignment to have good visibility..Visually inspect both turn signals by walking around your car and see and your parking lights. You can even ask a friend to stand behind the car while you engage the brakes to be certain that your brake lights are functional.

Check your battery (Daily)

Your car battery is one of the most important components required for it to run. The car’s battery is responsible for providing a large amount of electrical current for the starter, engine and other electronic accessories in the vehicle. Extreme temperatures affect the performance of the battery so regular battery testing is a must. In the case of uneven battery levels, rush to the nearest garage for a Battery charger

Get your tyres rotated and balanced (Once in 3 months)

Tyre rotation is important to maintain the safety and performance of your vehicle. It gives your vehicle a quicker steering response and a smoother ride of course. Rotating your tyres gives them a chance to even out their wear and helps extend the life of the tyres.For Tyre rotation you can always find Wheel Balancers and Tyre Changers at your nearest Garage.

Check your AC’s refrigerant level (Monthly)

Before starting any A/C-related task, it’s important to know what refrigerant you need. An air conditioner should have a proper level of refrigerant which acts as a cooling agent that keeps your vehicle running efficiently. If your car’s air conditioner isn’t blowing cold air or there’s a clicking noise coming from the engine then most likely the unit needs to be recharged. If found your AC not providing comfortable cooling, it should be addressed immediately by an AC Recovery Machine from your nearest Garage.

Take it to the experts

Although there are some things that you can fix in your car yourself, there are times when the car’s condition demands professional expertise. So at times like these, take your car to your nearest ATS ELGI equipped Garage service provider without any delay.
Your car just needs to be taken care of the right way so that its life gets extended. Moreover, you get a higher resale value for its condition. After all your car is your favorite travel companion, isn’t it?