You know, all of us here at All Tune and Lube Total Car Care Tempe are car guys to one degree or another (Duh!) and we find ourselves surprised by the basic things people don’t know about their cars. So here’s a quick list of the items that you really should know:
How to check your vehicles fluids. We’re talking about the most basic checks. Engine oil level, coolant level, brake fluid and transmission fluid.
How to check your tire pressure. This is a safety issue. When your tire pressure is too low or too high your cars handling is adversely affected. Also incorrect tire pressure can wear your tires out prematurely. Don’t forget to check the spare!
When services are due. Most owners are pretty good about getting their engine oil changed but there are several other items that need regular service too. Transmission fluid, differential oil, coolant, brake fluid, serpentine belts, timing belts come immediately to mind as items that should be changed on a schedule.
What the Check Engine Light means. That check engine light indicates that there’s a problem with your car for sure. It may not be a serious issue but it could also be a sign of real trouble. It doesn’t cost anything to find out.
How to change a flat tire. This is cliché but so true. You need to know how to change a flat tire. It might be unpleasant but it beats the heck out of sitting on the sided of the road feeling sorry.
Your operators’ manual has all this information but if you’d like us to show you how, we’d be pleased.
From your Local Mechanic, All Tune and Lube Total Car Care Tempe. Complete Auto Repair and Maintenance.