Basic Car Maintenance Tips Every Mom Should Know

It’s hard enough to keep up with the day-to-day tasks of being a mom. But did you know that there are some car maintenance things all moms should be doing regularly? It may seem like a lot, but the truth is these essential car maintenance tips will help your vehicle last longer and make it safer for you and your family. Here are some of them.

Change your oil regularly

You will want to make sure that your car gets an oil change every 3,000 miles or three months. There are concerns about how synthetic oils affect some vehicles but, if you find out that it is ok for your car, then synthetic oil is highly recommended as the best choice because it lasts longer and works better in extreme temperatures.

You can also check your oil without having to take it into the shop. All you will need is a screwdriver, adjustable wrench, and an old piece of wire hanger to poke into the dipstick tube. 

Check lights, turn signals, and wiper blades monthly

You want to make sure that your headlights are clean as well as all of your other lights. If you are having issues with the lights on your car, it’s essential to get them taken care of quickly. It may seem strange, but the headlights are probably the essential lights for driving at night or in bad weather conditions such as rain or snow. 

Checking your turn signals is just as important because you will not know that it is safe for you to maneuver your car in traffic without this. Wiper blades are also something you will want to check regularly because they can stop working or be damaged easily. But still, if your wipers require replacement, you can reach out to ADWipers. You will want to have some spares just in case yours need to be replaced.

Get a tune-up and change the air filter

Some moms prefer to take their vehicle in for a tune-up. But, there is nothing wrong with doing it yourself as long as you know what you are doing. If you have trouble changing the air filter on your car, then look into getting an oil change service that includes this for no extra charge. There are also services online that offer a video tutorial of how to do this.

Check tire pressure monthly

Your tires are the only thing keeping your vehicle up off the ground. It is essential to make sure that they are always in good shape and properly inflated. You can buy a simple tire pressure gauge at any auto parts store for less than $10. It will make it easy for you to keep an eye on your tires and be aware of any wear and tear, such as bulges or cracks in the sidewalls.

Finding the right balance of air pressure is essential because they can wear out faster if they are too loose. And if you keep them too tight, it can cause the tires to overheat, and it may damage your vehicle.

In a world where moms are always on the go, it can be hard to make time for essential car maintenance. But if you want your vehicle to last and work well, this needs to get done. The good news is there are tons of quick and easy tips out there for busy moms who don’t have much time but still want their vehicles in top shape, as explained above.

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