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How to do basic preventive maintenance for your vehicles

Basic preventive maintenance for automobiles includes a number of routine tasks that should be performed on a regular basis to keep the vehicle running smoothly and prevent breakdowns. Here are some of the most important preventive maintenance tasks:

  1. Regular oil changes: The engine oil should be changed at the recommended intervals, usually every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.

  2. Check tire pressure: Tires should be inflated to the recommended pressure, which can be found in the owner's manual. Low tire pressure can affect fuel economy and cause premature wear on the tires.

  3. Inspect brakes: Brakes should be inspected regularly for wear and damage. Brake pads and rotors should be replaced when necessary.

  4. Check and replace fluids: Fluids such as engine coolant, transmission fluid, and brake fluid should be checked regularly and replaced as needed.

  5. Replace air filters: Dirty air filters can reduce engine performance and fuel economy. They should be replaced at the recommended intervals.

  6. Inspect belts and hoses: Worn-out belts and hoses can cause engine damage and lead to costly repairs. They should be inspected regularly and replaced as needed.

  7. Check battery: The battery should be checked periodically to ensure it is holding a charge and the terminals are clean and tight.

Following a regular preventive maintenance schedule can help ensure that your automobile runs smoothly and avoid costly repairs in the long run. It's important to refer to your owner's manual for specific maintenance recommendations for your particular make and model.

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