Once you get your hands on your brand spanking new car, you’ll want to be doing everything in your power to keep its exterior and interior working with zero issues for as long as you can. The key to this is to drive responsibly but there are many common blunders however that drivers make that tend to damage the vehicle. Here are some that you need to avoid if you want to keep your car in top shape:
Your brake pads are an important part of making sure you remain safe on the roads but they can’t really do their job if you wear them down. Brakes tend to wear easily when they heat up and nothing heats it more than braking downhill- all the way down. What you need to do instead is to alternate- brake and release until you reach the bottom.
If you use the same pressure washer you use to clean out your driveway to see to your car, the chances are very high that you’ll end up damaging something. The pressure washer is great at getting out stubborn grit, that’s for sure, but when you direct it at something (especially towards the engine) which has a lot of electrical components, rubber seals and hoses, chances are you might actually displace something. Using a few rags and degreaser fluid is really all you need to get the job done.
Now this is an incredibly important step. Many eager owners tend to rev their engine or start the car up with all the other accessories on (the air condition, radio, wipers etc.). This is actually quite detrimental for your car because for one, with everything on at once, it overworks your engine to actually get itself going and secondly, when you rev the engine, you’re not giving the oil enough of a chance to spread across the system. If you’ve invested so much to get your hands on a sophisticated new car like the Berwick KIA then the last thing you want to do is overwork the engine through your own blunder so watch out!
Many owners tend to forget all about changing their oil until it becomes sludge. Engine oil helps reduce friction and ensures everything works smoothly so old engine oil really doesn’t do anyone any good. Make sure to check your manual to get an idea about how often the oil needs to be changed.
Reverse To Drive
Impatiently switching from reverse to drive while your car is still moving can put an immense amount of strain on your transmission- we mean almost months’ worth of wear in just a matter of seconds so make sure you’ve come to a full stop before you make the switch or you’ll eventually find yourself ending up with a worn transmission and damaged drive shafts.
These are the most common techniques that can immensely damage your car if you’re not careful. If you maintain it right, your vehicle can go on for years without a problem so be sure to keep these in mind!