7 Things Every Driver Should Know about Taking Care of Their Car

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I saw this excellent post on Bolt blog about what drivers should take note of while caring for their cars. As a car owner and someone who works with a car management for Bolt and Uber cars, it resonated with me and I’m sure they will for any driver. So I decided to repost adding a few things and emphasizing even more.

Regular car maintenance helps to keep your four-wheeled buddy going strong. Washing one’s car is the first thing that pops into people’s minds when thinking about taking care of their vehicle, but what are the other things that all drivers should know about? Here are seven of them:

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1. Engine

Your car’s engine is its heart — for it to run smoothly for a long time, you need to take care of it. Don’t let it get to the point of unwanted noises and breakdowns. Additionally, to going to a car wash on a regular basis, pop your hood once in a while and check what’s going on the inside.

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2. Fluids

We’re not going to talk about petrol here. That’s a no-brainer

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3. Tyres

Tyres are referred to as the shoes of a car for a reason. Nobody likes to run around with their toes sticking out, right?

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4. Brakes

Have you ever heard a screeching, high-pitched sound when applying the brakes on your car? And not only once or twice? That’s a sign, you need to change your brake padsit’s not about “a bit of rust” anymore.

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5. Washing your car

Just like you shower on a regular basis, you should let your vehicle see a sponge and some soap from time to time — especially as a Bolt driver, as you’ll have passengers opening your car doors and boot from day to day.

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6. Air conditioning (AC)

When your AC is broken, there are some things you can do yourself and other things you need a mechanic who specializes in fixing air conditioners for. The easiest way to put it is — you can perhaps detect the problem, but it would be wise to drive to a mechanic’s workshop to get it fixed.

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7. Windscreen wipers

Perhaps one of the most overlooked things of them all, windscreen wipers are something you need running smoothly. If the rubber is worn out or, even worse, the mechanism doesn’t work properly, you’re in trouble. You don’t want to find out that you needed to change them yesterday when you get stuck in a storm.

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