Tricks to Extend the Life of your Caradmin
If I told you that by applying these tricks you can extend the life of your car, would you be willing to put them all into practice? Think that although now making a small payment does not go very well; you may be avoiding a much fatter bill within a few months.
- Protect the paint
Rays of the sun, insect remains, bird droppings … All this attacks the painting on a daily basis. Apply a layer of wax to get more protection; Ideally, do it a couple of times a year since a wax hand prevents moisture from penetrating.
Remember that a painting in poor condition detracts from the value of the car when you try to sell it in the second-hand market.
- Get a protective front fitting
Do you frequently drive along stretches of highway? If so, you should inspect the front of the car in case the small Chinese that lifts other vehicles have damaged the paint on the bonnet or fin. To protect the area from these minor impacts, you can use a special protective film of paint.
- Check the ‘tripe’ of the car
By car guts, we do not refer to the engine but to deeper parts and space. The anti-corrosion protection of a modern car is usually enough, but if it is a vehicle with a few years behind it is advisable to take care of the interior of the engine with wax or protective greases.
Some specialists use a special endoscope to observe the cavities of the car. Many times the appearance offered by the holes is not ideal, and a treatment with grease or wax is recommended.
- Review the rubber seals
The plastics of your couch and age by the influence of the environment and poorly support the use of inappropriate detergent. Be careful if you use products with strong abrasive properties, because they are capable of damaging rubber parts or plastic parts.
There are many external factors that can break the gums. If this happens, your car will not only offer a deteriorated appearance; In addition, it will suffer more from the weather (even water can enter the cabin with heavy rain).
To avoid this, use rubber renovators every so often and, in verabo, submerge the dashboard so that the sun does not harm you.
- Wash frequently
The accumulation of dirt is a source of corrosion, which is why it is important to remove the embedded stains soon. A tip for self-washing: perform a pre-wash with the high-pressure gun to remove dirt from difficult areas (corners, fins …). Also, remove the accumulated sheets in the air inlets.
- Monitors the oil level
When the oil level indicator light comes on, you cannot delay the fill for a minute: that is, it is well below the minimum mark (better not to check how far your car can go without oil).
- Replaces the timing belt
Beware of belt change intervals indicated by the manufacturer if the warranty is terminated: it is one of the most expensive repairs.
If it rips out early, chances are you will not receive any compensation. In any case, respect the pre-established deadlines as if it were something sacred, even try not to hurry them and pass as a foresighted person.
- Attentive to tire pressure
It is not easy to detect a tire in poor condition while driving. Even an expert driver can notice that the rubber has lost the drawing when it is too late. If the pressure is low, the tire will get very hot on the highway sections. The deformations in the flanks or the tread pose a huge danger!
The advice is to regularly check the condition of the tires and always before leaving on a trip; In this case, it is also advisable to adjust it to the load of the boot.
- Climate control
In theory, air conditioning is a watertight circuit. However, the reality shows that every year, 10% of the refrigerant evaporates. Some components of the circuit are changed after a few years (depending on the use). Keep this in mind before planning to change the air conditioning gas.
- Do not skimp on spare parts
Dirty filters or porous belts can increase consumption or damage the engine. The worst thing is the neglect of the brakes or the chassis that, in addition, will make it impossible for you to pass the ITV.