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THE ULTIMATE CAR MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

For optimal vehicle upkeep, the biggest hurdle is being aware of what needs to be done and how often. By knowing the basics about what your car needs, and when you should perform routine car maintenance, you’ll ensure that your car is in its best condition.
To make it easy to keep track of your car maintenance schedule, we’ve created a simple, car maintenance checklist to help you keep on top of your automotive maintenance.

For proper vehicle maintenance, inspect the following:

AIR FILTER
If the air filter is clogged up with dust & debris, it will be letting dirty air into your engine, reducing its performance. By making certain that your air filter is flowing properly, you can improve your fuel efficiency, reduce your emissions, and increase the life of your engine.

CHECK FLUIDS REGULARLY
Think of fluids as the lifeline of your vehicle. If your mechanic asks you when you last changed your power steering fluid and your reply is “I’m not sure” or “What’s power steering fluid?” you probably need to start looking into the fluids your car uses.

Every once in a while, especially before any long road trips, it’s a good idea to get under the hood of your car and inspect both the oil and coolant levels while the engine is cool. Low levels of fluids can lead to engine problems if left unchecked.

TYRES
Rotating your tyres will help to extend the service life of your tyres, prevent noise and vibration problems. Having your tyres inflated to the correct pressure improves the life of your tyres and reduces fuel consumption.

CLEANING
Your car’s exterior should be washed regularly. Bird poop and sap from trees can ruin your paint job if not removed quickly. A gross car attracts flies, turns off your hot date and makes your car smell funky.
HEADLIGHTS, TURN SIGNALS, BRAKE, AND PARKING LIGHTS

Check that both headlights are working properly and correctly positioned. Test out your brake & turn signals in an open field.

SPARK PLUGS
The spark plugs in your car ignite the gas and air mixture that ultimately powers up your vehicle. If your spark plugs aren’t working properly, your engine will lose power and won’t run. Have a professional check and replace any faulty spark plugs when you feel a decrease in your engine’s power.

SERPENTINE BELT
Although may seem like a simple piece of rubber, your vehicle’s serpentine belt is essential to keep your car running by powering your alternator, power steering pump, and air conditioner compressor.
Conclusion
Car maintenance is a complex issue—one that requires an in-depth understanding of automobile maintenance.If you look under your bonnet regularly, listen for unusual car noises and take it for servicing, half the issues will resolve itself.
For a reliable, good quality service for your car, be sure to visit your nearest Redfox garage in Abudhabi or Ras Al Khaima. With the latest diagnostic equipment and advanced paint booths, your car is in experienced hands. We undertake preventive maintenance to protect your car from all kinds of damages. To book, visit our website, or contact us via Instagram/Facebook at @redfox.ae.