MOTORING NEWS - Before hitting the road it is extremely important to know that when you start your car, you are putting the heart of the vehicle to work.
And just like the role your heart health plays in your own longevity, your car's engine health is vital to keep your vehicle going for longer.
Change engine oil
Regular oil change is one of the most important things you can do for your car's engine. The engine oil helps keep parts well lubricated and ensures the engine doesn't overheat. It also has a cleaning function.
If the engine overheats, your engine can sustain major damage. Check the coolant levels before a long trip, especially during summer.
The air filter keeps particles from getting into the engine and also channel the fresh air the engine needs in order to perform as expected. Keep it clean.
The fuel filter also keeps particles and debris from getting into the engine and causing major damage to it. Check it and change it regularly.
If the check engine light comes on, have it looked at immediately. If not, you risk massive, and expensive, damage to the engine. Understand the meaning of all warning lights in the instrument panel. Know your manual!
And a final word of advice: remember the windshield washer fluid won't cause your engine to seize, but the vehicle may still end up at the scrap yard if you cause an accident due to a dirty windscreen!