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One of the worst things that can happen to anyone is for their car to break down at the worst time –during a storm, in a remote area or simply when you have an appointment. As doctors always say, prevention is better than cure, so here are a few tips that you can do to keep your car in tip top shape.
Get to know your car
If your car is brand new it most likely came with a manual, so read and understand it well. It is just like a new gadget. It will perform better if you know all the knobs, lights, settings and other nooks and crannies. If you bought it from someone else and it did not come with a manual, don’t fret. Google is always there to help you out.
Go to a service center that you trust
The service center is like a hospital, while the service crew serves as doctors. Find a person who you think best explains and troubleshoots your car problems for you. Ask questions and probe to see if your mechanic actually knows what he is doing. This will educate you about car troubles too. It is just like going to a medical specialist, you wouldn’t get an operation from just anyone right? So do not bring your car to just any shop because this may cause more problems instead of fixing them.
Get regular maintenance checks
Cars have regular maintenance checks depending on its mileage, so that its oil can be changed and tune ups can be performed. Try to take note of each service that was done so that you have a record of them. If you are not the type who checks the car before you leave, you may drop by the nearest gasoline station and ask attendants to help you make sure that all things are in order especially if you are going on a long drive.
Simply follow these simple tips to ensure that your car stays in good condition in order to avoid accidents or hassles along the way.