As most car lovers will attest, maintaining an automobile is akin to caring for a child. What you put into it, it returns manifold. You can't, of course, expect a hug from your car, but proper maintenance does ensure a smooth, safe drive, while averting major blowouts or engine failure.
More importantly, in these inflationary times, a little, timely care can help reduce frequent, expensive visits to the workshop. This not only increases the life of the vehicle but also its resale value.
The best bit? You don't have to be an expert to make sure you car runs smoothly; maintaining it is easier than you think. Be proactive in servicing it regularly, topping up various lubricants and fluids, pampering it with bodycare products, watching out for unfamiliar sounds and driving it sensibly, with due care.
Here are 10 simple tips to help keep your vehicle in top shape and good running condition. Some of these pointers are rudimentary, others might be a revelation, but all of these will keep your car fit-and you, happy.COVER, POLISH, CLEAN, CARE
Problem: Damage to the paint or body reduces car's value.
Remedy: Apply wax polish and use transparent tape on bumpers and grilles
Problem: Poor adjustment of brakes.
Remedy: Applying parking brakes keeps them adjusted and they last longer.