Fuel | October 8, 2016
How well your car engine is built and how well it is driven will determine how long it will last? It all comes down to engine maintenance. Auto parts aren’t built to last forever, but by applying the correct preventative measures during routine maintenance, you can be assured of the parts lasting in good shape for a long time especially the engine. To prevent some of the common engine problems one has to know them first in order to know how to deal with them.
One of the most common is lack of regular oil changes. It is important to change an engine’s oil regularly and to make sure that change happens before the oil gets too dirty so as to keep the fluids the engine requires clean and fresh.
The other, is overheating. There are two main ways to check to see if your car is overheating: one is if the oil pressure is low. A hot engine is something you want to avoid as well. Heat wears down vital components, so make sure that the cooling system works well too and get yourself a coolant for any coolant leaks in the engine compartment as this is a very common cause of overheating.
Change your air filter at the recommended intervals. A dirty air filter can restrict air supply to your engine, causing sluggishness and lack of power. An old air filter can actually collapse or rip through, allowing unfiltered air, dust and other debris into the engine, causing it to wear faster. This is easy as it can also be changed at home.
Of course, some parts are designed to wear out, like an oil filter or brake pads. The good news is that they aren’t too expensive and, even though they wear out relatively quickly, most car owners don’t mind. When an expensive part wears out, however, the car’s owner has to calculate if it’s worth replacing or if it would just be a better idea to get a new car. A car’s engine is one of its most expensive and most important parts.
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