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Introduction to Automotive Maintenance

January 31st, 2007 at 11:29 am

Automotive Maintenance is something most of us ignore, until our vehicle stops functioning, that is. And then we wonder what went wrong, where. Auto Maintenance is one of the most serious aspects of ownership. It determines the longevity, performance and reliability of whichever vehicle you drive. Looking after your vehicle involves more than taking care of its external coat of paint and keeping it clean and shiny.

Car Maintenance means taking care of all the parts, even those that are inside the bonnet. These are the ones that directly concern the performance of your vehicle. Besides taking it to the service station at regular periods, it is a good idea to go through the owner's manual that will give a fair idea about its routine maintenance.

Checking the battery, keeping a check on the oils, changing the oils, checking the electrical system, are some of the absolutely unavoidable things to keep your vehicle in good shape. Keeping a log book in which you keep all the details regarding repair, auto maintenance, routine check-ups etc. will not only give you an accurate idea of what needs to be done when.

Tuneup - an old-fashioned maintenance term that's nearly non-existent today. With electronic ignition and fuel injection came computers that took over control of engine settings. Early versions allowed for some tinkering, but today's engines require advanced equipment and training. We could however learn some basic rules to follow and in turn prevent some of the faults in Car. Auto Maintenance is a could be good fun and a lot of learning experience.

2 Responses to “Introduction to Automotive Maintenance”

  1. JanH Says:

    I learned the hard way after an engine blew. I am more diligent in taking care of the car and timely repairs.

  2. marymara Says:

    Curt, I am sure you are a fine gentleman and please do not take this the wrong way, please! As a woman, an OLD woman, a WIDOW with no man to protect me, there is no place on earth that I am more frightened of than a car shop. The words are foreign to me..."position sensor"....and everything puts me in a vulnerable position and at the mercy of the worker on my car. When you go in you do not know if something will cost $50.00 or $500.00. What does it cost to come in for a full tune-up? It is too frightning to think of. Please take this in the humorous spirit with which I intended it, but I would rather go to the dentist for root canal because I am somewhat familiar with the cost.

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