Top 5 Car Maintenance Tips for Everyone

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Car – once a luxury; today has become a necessity! Earlier considered only for the elite, now family from any social strata has a vehicle designed for them. With its increasing popularity and demand the automobile companies are doing their best to attract customers. Like additional servicing, many freebies, discounts, maintenance tools, self caring tips etc., and much more.

Our Family Car is like a member – Went to many romantic long drives, late night movies, happy vacations in & around city. Our darling daughter had her very first journey – from hospital to home in car. And of course the monthly grocery shopping without it is just unimaginable. It has helped us in thick-n-thin and it’s our responsibility to reciprocate the LOVE by proper maintenance. With these easy Top 5 car maintenance/care tips; anyone can enhance the life of 4 wheeled drive.


1. Regular Servicing/ Maintenance at Authorized Service Provider –

With the enhanced usage of Car in daily commuting its utmost important to take care of servicing calls. Get your car checked by an expert who understands the genesis of automobile, or maintenance experts. Oil Check-up be it engine oil or oil filter, you must do proper & thorough cleaning for better functioning. De-Carbonation of oil residue on car’s engine will help it breath free and work well.

2. Polishing & Regular Car Wash –

It’s no possible & feasible to get car washed everyday, hence getting it thoroughly washed once in a while is crucial. Make sure to use good car wash shampoo to avoid chemical damage to outer body & Paint. Or give it to any service expert for wash maintenance.

Regular polishing keeps the car’s paint intact and shining. With just a swipe & swoosh-swash of cleaning cloth – car shines like a diamond 😉


3. Interiors is as Important in Regular Maintenance –

I dislike littered car interiors, Scraps of food, muddy shoe-prints, wrappers, etc. A Car is a reflection of its owner – keep it clean, safe, infection-free and fragrant. A badly kept car interiors – like the mat, car seats, leather, etc could be breeding grounds of germs or infections if not taken care of properly. Use a handy vacuum cleaner for removing all dust and left-overs from car’s inside. Even the micro-fiber cleaner cloth also does the cleaning job well.

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4. Wheel Alignment & know your Car-

Wheel/ Tyre alignment is most crucial after engine maintenance. For a smooth and safe ride – it’s advisable to have wheels checked regularly. Proper tire alignment & air pressure saves you from unwarranted tire failures or unnecessary punctures.

Pro-Tip – Check the wheel alignment prior to long drives or travel plans.

You must have full knowledge of the car you are driving. Check out the technical map or functional areas to know what is placed where – & how to take care of it manually (if possible)

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5. How to get your Car ready for Rains –

I am a Mumbaikar (resident of Mumbai) and Mumbai rains are quite notorious. A season that lasts for 4 odd months takes a heavy toll on city roads. We make sure to get our CAR Rains ready before monsoon struck us in full force. Get the Tyre & Engine checked. Exterior Polished to save from water damage, Interior Wash-Proof floor mats to safeguard the floor from getting soggy.

With some technical knowledge and few DIY tips from it gets really easy to maintain care yourself. Hope you like the tips shared here – let us know your must-do car care check-list.

© Dipika Singh

All safety & maintenance tips shared above are from the author’s personal experience with her own car.

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46 thoughts on “Top 5 Car Maintenance Tips for Everyone

  1. Thanks for sharing this car maintenance tips, regular wheel alignment checkup is really important and this is mostly missed by many, will check the website for some diy ideas too.

  2. Maintaining a car is a hassle. But this post is really helpful for that. Will save it for future reference.

  3. Mera department to nahi hai per aapki tips bahut useful hain ??
    Mere husband car maintenance me hamesha aagey hi rehty hain ?

  4. Investing in the vehicle is always a great feeling for the buyer. But the buyer must know the basic vehicle aftercare tips to keep his dearest-possession in a good condition. I think performing regular aftercare is obligatory for the person who really wants his speed machine to last the distance. I would like to tell that the oil change, battery maintenance, tire inspection, coolant level examination, brake maintenance, inspection of headlight and tail light, spark plug change, air filter change, are some of the stripped-down car maintenance tasks that you have to perform on a regular basis to keep your automobile in the peerless condition.

    1. True buying is just a one time process but aftercare is something which keeps the automobile in mobile and workable condition. With these easy & stress free checks plus maintenance a car can give you much more. Thank you for stopping by. Much appreciated

  5. Great tips! Also changing of AC lubricant frequently and getting the AC outlet cleaned (Thought to add it up here). I saw my cousin face a lot of difficulty because of the eye infection he had. It was because of the AC chamber was not cleaned frequently.

  6. I completely identify with the car being part of the family. When I was growing up, we even named our car as we had named our dog. And now my husband identifies so much with his car that if anything happens to the car, we imagine it was bad karma being directed away from him ( the car is the fall guy). My husband loves his old Fiat so much that he has even made a Trust fund for her!

  7. Now-a-days car becomes a luxurious commodity for a person. If your car is showing trouble when you are on the way it will become a more crucial moment for the car owner. In order to over come the problem of mishap occurring on the road you have to do its upkeep servicing by a car professional. Doing wheel or tire alignment prolong the life of tires and helps to keep your vehicle running on the road smoothly. It is always preferable to check engine oil, brake fluid, tire pressure, condition of the brake pads before every trip by your car.

  8. To maintain the longevity of the car you should keep some important tips in your mind. You should regularly check every part of your car such as tire pressure, check the engine part etc. Another important point is check the coolant part of the engine. It is better to maintain the car you should go for a auto body shop, and there they can suggest you best service. And if you to want best service then you can refer this:

  9. I like the vehicle maintenance tips given in this article. Vehicle needs maintenance at a regular interval for better and smoother performance. Different types of fluids used in the vehicle has different role in the performance of the vehicle and in the absence of such fluids the performance of the vehicle could get affected. So, the quantity and quality of such fluids needs to be inspected on a daily basis and should be placed on the top at the basic maintenance checklist.

  10. I do agree with the fact that interior of the vehicles needs maintenance at a regular interval like the external parts of the vehicle. Different types of contaminants enters the vehicle by various path and could affects the interior parts of the vehicle as well as our health and hence such particles needs to be removed. We have to wash different interior components of the vehicle. Apart from this, the condition of cabin air filter needs to be evaluated at a regular interval and if any types of damage is identified, then it needs to be replaced in order to prevent different contaminants from entering into the cabin.

  11. Car maintenance tips given in this article is really useful. Vehicles needs regular maintenance for better performance for a considerable longer periods. And, I agree that vehicles should be washed at a regular interval in order to prevent microscopic contaminants from damaging different components of the vehicle. However, use of harmful acid based chemicals should be prevented in car wash, as such chemicals could damage the paint job of the vehicle. Apart from this, vehicle should be provided with a wax coating which could be very helpful in reducing the effects of solar radiation, acid rain, snow and other hazardous contaminants on the vehicle. It is also recommended to take the vehicle to the reliable professionals for better results.

    1. Thank You so much jade for the details mentioned for car maintenance. Would keep a check for containment in my car.

  12. Buying a car is the second large investment in one’s life. But the buyer should take proper care of the vehicle & should be worried about it’s aftercare. We should wash the car regularly with a good car wash shampoo to avoid deterioration of the outer body & paint. Regular polishing keeps the car shiny & intact. Interior is as important as exterior maintenance of the car. We should use a handy vacuum cleaner to remove all the dusts & left-overs from the car’s inside. We should perform regular servicing/maintenance of the car at an authorized car service center.

    1. Agree, cleanliness inside and out helps automobile to stay healthy for long. Thank You for stopping by.

  13. Check the tires for bulging and cracking. You can also check the tires air pressure because cold temperature reduces air pressure in tires. I think you should consider buying winter tires because snow tires are made of a softer rubber which allows them to retain flexibility and it’s tread patterns on these tires are also for exceptional grip in the snow. Remember it is not instant fix and it would not remove the chance of slipping in your car but it provides more traction than others tires.

  14. Fluctuation in climatic condition has negative impact on the performance of the vehicle. So, suitable initiatives needs to be taken to protect the vehicle from the seasonal fluctuation. Extreme temperature of the winter and summer has negative effects on the battery. The condition of the battery needs to be evaluated at a regular interval. If the battery is too weak to stand against the extreme temperature, then replacement of weaker battery is also necessary to ensure continuous power supply to the vehicle.

  15. You make a great point that with the frequent usage of the car in daily commuting, it’s really important to take sufficient care of your vehicle. My husband has been having some problems with his car, and since he travels an hour to and from work everyday, he really wants it to be in top condition. He thinks the issues may be linked to the suspension, so he’ll need to take it in to a specialist to get it fixed up properly.

  16. Irregularities in the vehicle maintenance could bring the vehicle to a halt. So, the condition of different components of the vehicle should be inspected at a regular interval to identify and repair mechanical issues associated with the vehicle. Regular maintenance is the key to prolong the lifespan of a vehicle. So, everyone should know certain maintenance tricks to bring the vehicle to a halt. Such an article which elaborates the importance of regular maintenance of a vehicle is really helpful for a person like me.

  17. Thanks for addressing the importance of car wash on the longevity of the vehicle. The car wash is an important aspect of the basic maintenance of the vehicle. Different types of foreign particles along with microbes could damage different components of the vehicle. So, the car should be washed at a regular interval to protect the vehicle from the adverse impact of such foreign contaminants. Apart from this, regular inspection of the vehicle is really essential to identify and fix mechanical issues associated with the vehicle in time to prevent any major problem.

  18. If an operative wants to protect his investment and keeps his old faithful serviceable rather than bartering in every few years, then he has to perform all the maintenance chores by considering all the factory recommendations as well as the recommendation of a certified professional. I don’t think there is an alternative to systematic car care that can increase the longevity of the vehicle. No matter, whether the vehicle is new or old, in neither case it does not make any sense to leave the maintenance task undone. Thus, after owing the vehicle, you need to carry out the servicing engagements in the same way auto manufacturers recommend to ensure that your speed machine is not suffering from any periodic malfunctions, and in the peerless condition.

  19. First of all, I would like to thank you for sharing such a beautiful and informative article about car maintenance. Undoubtedly, irregularities in the car maintenance could bring the vehicle to a halt. Basic maintenance like an oil change or car service should not be skipped which could influence the performance of the vehicle in a very adverse way. Apart from this, the appearance of the abnormal sign shouldn’t be ignored and the reason behind the appearance of such sign should be identified and repaired in time to keep the vehicle in working order. For more guidance, readers may like to contact,

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