What Needs to be Inspected Regularly

 

 

The tires on the vehicle should be inspected on a regular basis. The first thing to check is the air pressure. The correct amount can be found in the vehicle owner’s manual. Under inflated and over inflated tires can cause poor fuel efficiency with the vehicle. Check the tread of the tires as well. The tread is what helps to grip the surface of the road as you drive. With poor tread, it may become more difficult to handle the vehicle.

 

 

Along with inspecting the tires, also remember to check the spare tire. The air pressure and tread should be checked on the spare tire as well. It should also be inspected to make sure it is in the best condition possible. If a tire goes flat, you will have to rely on the spare tire to make sure you reach a location where the tire can be fixed.

 

 

If you notice that a fluid has to be replaced constantly, it could mean there is a leak somewhere. The windshield washer fluid should also be checked. This can help to provide you with a clean windshield if dirt and debris appears on it. The correct amount of these fluids should be up to the line that is indicated on each reservoir.

 

 

Another important part of the vehicle to inspect is the brakes. If the brakes are wearing, it can become a hazard and risk to you and those around you. If you feel the brake pedal vibrating or too spongy, make sure to bring the vehicle in.

 

 

Regular oil changes should also be done. This can help to ensure that new clean oil will lubricate parts of the engine when it operates. Over time the oil will become contaminated with dirt and pollutants. This can then do damage to moving parts of the vehicle.

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