Swanson's Cars & Trucks 20 Essential Car Maintenance Tips
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The modern automobile is no longer just a piece of luxury that only individuals of stature can have the bragging rights of owning. Almost everyone, every family, has a vehicle to call their own. For many, it has become an important extension of their house. Some have even decided to forego with the whole house ownership idea and instead opt for a mobile home, giving them the freedom to ‘live’ wherever their vehicles take them. For many, it’s an important part of business, providing mobility when public transportation simply isn’t the best choice.

For others, it’s the best way to enjoy the many beautiful sights and experiences the world has to offer.  Whatever the reason, the vehicle is here to stay and will continue to be a very important part of man’s evolutionary development. That is why it is imperative to keep your car in tip-top shape so you’ll get to enjoy all the benefits that you derive from it.


We have prepared a very comprehensive car maintenance checklist to help you keep your vehicle in optimum operating performance.

  1. Inspect your vehicle on a regular basis
  2. Learn the meaning of different warning light indicators
  3. Check tire pressures (Wheels and Tires)
  4. Check tread depth (Wheels and Tires)
  5. Rotate tires and have the alignment checked (Wheels and Tires)
  6. Clean the brake dust off your wheels (Wheels and Tires)
  7. Check drive belts (Engine)
  8. Check oil levels (Engine)
  9. Check engine coolant level (Engine)
  10. Take note of fuel economy (Engine)
  11. Replace Engine air filter (Engine)
  12. Replace spark plugs (Engine)
  13. Stick to the octane rating recommended by car manufacturer (Fuel/Gas)
  14. Use superior detailing supplies (Bodywork/Paint)
  15. Know how to properly disconnected batteries (Electrical)
  16. Check the battery terminals and clean the contacts as needed (Electrical)
  17. Replace broken indicator bulbs (Lights)
  18. Don't tough the glass bulbs when replacing (Lights)
  19. Replace windshield wipers (Others)
  20. Replace cabin air filter (Others)

Source: CarBibles.com (By Dan Collins, 2018)