The weather in Baltimore for this weekend is looking beautiful, which means you can get outside and give your car a little TLC! So while you’re out there tending to your yard, give some attention to your car too. It will thank you for it!
3 Things to Do For Your Car This Weekend
When was the last time you washed your car? If you haven’t gotten it washed recently, take it to your local car wash or wash it yourself in your driveway. If it hasn’t been washed since winter, there’s probably some road salt still hanging around on the undercarriage of the vehicle, which can corrode the exposed metal down there over time. Make sure you get this part of the car when you wash it.
Check Your Oil
It’s a good idea to check your oil once a week. This is a simple task that is a good habit to get into and will do a lot of good for your engine in the long run. Oil keeps the parts in your engine lubricated, prevents contaminants from building up, and draws heat away from the hot combustion chamber. If you have an oil leak, or if your car is burning oil, you’ll know when you check your oil. If your oil is low, add some more, or bring your car in for a total oil change at your Baltimore auto repair shop.
Check the Tire Pressure
A surprising number of drivers aren’t aware of how important it is to keep their tires properly inflated at the right pressure. If the pressure is too low, the tread will wear too fast, decreasing the lifespan of the tires. If the pressure is too high, the tires won’t make enough contact with the road, reducing the handling of the vehicle. Improperly inflated tires also result in reduced gas mileage.
Remember to check your tire pressure only after the vehicle has been parked for a few hours. This gives the tires a chance to cool down and return to their actual pressure. When you drive, the tires heat up due to friction, which gives you an inaccurate pressure reading. Check the pressure, and if it’s not within the manufacturer’s recommendations (found in your car’s manual) take it to the gas station and adjust as necessary).
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