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5 Basic Car Maintenance Tips Every Driver Should Know

Posted: 18th Oct, 2020    By: Fikayo Oyewole


As amazing as used cars are, they can develop faults at anywhere and anytime and that's exactly why every driver should know basic car repair and maintenance tips as emergencies can happen anytime. 

In order to avoid the frustration of your car breaking down in the middle of a road trip, it is imperative that drivers learn some basic car repairs tips. So, here are 5 basic car maintenance tips every driver should know;

1. Changing oil.

Regardless the type of car you drive, you should know how to change the oil of your car, as this can leave you stranded in the middle of a road trip if you do not know how to change your car oil. This is a fundamental DIY (Do It Yourself) skill every car owner show have. Knowing how to change the oil of your car, will ensure you constantly check the oil level and condition of your car. 

2. Changing a flat tyre.

The last thing you want in the middle of a road trip is a flat tyre, what's even worst than having a flat tyre is without knowing how to change it.

The tyres are one of the most vital parts of your vehicle, hence the reason why cars are called "wheels", think about it. Without your tyres, you're not going anywhere.

And from time to time they are going to go flat due to all sorts of reasons. A simple skill of changing a flat tire would come in handy in those times, it could actually be a lifesaver and a very uncomplicated skill to learn.

3. Changing spark plugs.

Different elements come together to ensure that your car functions properly and one of such is the spark plugs. They are the tiny devices inside the cylinder that create sparks to ignite the gasoline, ultimately supplying power to your car. 

The spark plugs usually wear out every 10,000 miles, or so, and learning how to change it will save you a whole lot of stress especially if you find yourself in the middle of nowhere.

4. Jumpstarting a car.

This is a fundamental skill every car owner or user, as the case my be, should have as well, aside driving itself. It is not so much of a repair or maintenance skill but you wouldn't want to be stranded whenever your car won't start. It's also pretty easy to do.

5. Changing a car battery.

Car batteries are not designed to last forever as they wear out gradually. Learning how to change your car battery is an important DIY (Do It Yourself) skill everyone should have, as it will save you maintenance cost. 

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