Unless we are an automotive buff or a mechanic, we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about our engine and how to maintain it. We tend to get into our vehicle, and as long as the engine starts we are good to go. Now, we know the importance of regular maintenance and servicing, but there are also other steps we can use to make sure our engine is safe from premature damage.
That said, it does all start with how well and how frequently we service our engine. We do not need to have a complete inspection here, but we do need to make sure that our oil is replaced frequently, and that our liquids like our brake fluid and engine coolant are topped off. Moreover, replacing the air filter at regular intervals is also quite important and will ensure that our engine can breathe.
Then, we have to make sure we check for leaks, for example in our driveway. If you see oil spots in your driver, or you smell them, then you need to have your engine hoses checked.
Another good tip is to make sure you fill up your gas tank before it gets too low. Sometimes, it can’t be helped, but if your gas tank is less than a quarter full and you are driving by a gas station, why not stop in and fill it up. This will avoid the accumulation of sediments at the bottom of the gas tank.
You can also take the time to check your engine belt from time to time by turning it over slightly and checking for visible cracks, and also make sure that if any warning light turns on your dashboard, you probably do not want to put off getting it fixed for too long.
Thanks you to Morrey Mazda for their help with this article.