Winter season has arrived and if you are planning for a long winter trip then get up and check your car whether it is in good shape or not.
As a car owner you have many responsibilities towards its maintenance. It is not as difficult as it seems but you can make it simpler just by taking care of some important things. It becomes crucial to avoid the auto breakdowns in the numb winter. You can imagine the situation , how worst it can be , when your car get busted in the middle of your way in the chilling winter and you know that if you step out of your car you will start freezing. So to avoid such situations you should check you car’s present situation before, after and even during the winter season.
There are some common problems which you mostly face during any auto breakdowns. It is generally with the rotors, caps, ignition wires, hoses, water pump and tires. So you should check these auto parts before initiating you trip.
As a car owner you have heard about the car tune up many times which includes any kind of replacement or repair. While conducting a tune up for your car you should follow the mentioned steps to check your car’s condition.
1. Firstly, check you car tires’ pressure level. You can check it by your own or can also ask your mechanic to get it checked. If your car has in built tire pressure monitor then no need to worry as it will alarm you by its own when there will be any problem with that.
2. Check the arcing in the ignition wires in minimum amount of light so that you can notice any little spark. If there is some arcing happening then it’s the time to replace your ignition wires to avoid any problem in your trip. Replace the wires one by one to assure that the wires get installed in the correct order. If your ignition wires are dried up or cracked then replace them now.
3. Check that is there any need to change the engine oil or not as it is the must thing for your car to run smoothly. You should do this at least once in a month and monitor that after what duration you need to get this process happen again.
4. Check your battery and clean its posts regularly by removing any kind of debris, grim or muck which can affect your vehicle’s performance.
5. Inspect your brake lines, shoes and other braking components to ensure that the brakes are working perfectly. If there is any damage, then replace or get that component repaired immediately.
6. Replace the damaged distributor rotors or caps while conducting the ignition tune up.
7. Park the car for sometime and check for any leaking. If it is there then find out the location and plug it up.