Buying Your First Car: A Guide for New Car Owners

Buying Your First Car: A Guide for New Car Owners

May 19, 2020

New Car Owner? Don’t miss the top things you must know! 

It is easy to buy a car these days and it is quite easy to learn how to drive it, but the most difficult thing is to understand how it works and how to maintain it well.  

That’s why we are sharing the top things to know to take care of your car to the fullest! 

Engine oil 

If there’s not enough engine oil on your car, three things can happen: thermal degradation, oxidation (varnish and mud) and compressive heating (soot and tar). These things will settle in your engine, creating friction in parts where oil should flow normally. Once this happens, the oil will begin to do the opposite of what it was intended to do, creating more friction, heating inside the engine, and accumulating dirt deposits. 

Spare tire 

Make sure you always have a jack and other tools available in the trunk of your car in case you need to change the tire. Spare tires are usually located inside the trunk or trunk, or just underneath. It is also good to check from time to time if the part is in optimal condition. The last thing you need is to change your flat tire and realize that the spare part is damaged too! Oh, and a pro tip: to make them super shiny all the time, check out our awesome Tire Shine 

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Windshield Wipers 

Windshield wipers are a necessity that many people tend to overlook. If you want to keep your windshield wipers in a better condition, make sure the tires are in good shape and are the correct size. Generally, you should replace them every six months, although it is best to check how often your car manual suggests the change. Also, keep the front glass, windshields and back glass of the car in top condition with our Waterless Wash 

Automobile fluids 

Another basic component that all car owners should keep in mind is the liquid (or rather liquids) of the car. If you want to keep your car running smoothly, be sure to check them regularly. The five most important are: 

  • Motor oil 
  • Refrigerant 
  • Power Steering Fluid 
  • Brake fluid 
  • Windshield cleaning fluid 
  • Antifreeze 

Tire pressure 

When tire pressure is low, its surface touches most of the ground and can cause friction between the road and the tire. When this happens, the tires wear out faster. They can also overheat and cause an accident. 

Conversely, too much air is also not good as less tire surface touches the ground, so the entire vehicle will be bouncing along the way. Plus, with an air-filled tire, there's less traction, which affects braking and makes you more accident-prone. 

If you have no idea what to do with your tires, it's better to have higher pressure instead of low. But if you want your tires to maintain a longer life, use the recommended pressure for your vehicle. You can find this information in the owner's manual or on the driver's door of your car. 

Headlights and taillights 

Headlights and taillights dim over time, so it is recommended to inspect them from time to time. Checking them is mostly a preventive security measure and prevents you from being stopped by the police or a traffic officer. It is generally recommended to change the headlights every year. Add UV and water-resistant protection to headlights, taillights and all the rest of your car with our Premium Formula. 

Air filter 

It is important to change the air filters every six months. When the engines get dirty they can clog up, so they have to work harder and this can cause an increase in fuel consumption. 

Emergency Kit 

You can never know when your car could break down, and if this happens, then you should have an emergency kit on hand: 

  • First aid kit 
  • Fire extinguisher 
  • Three reflective warning triangles 
  • Manometer 
  • Jumper cables 
  • Lamp 
  • Extra Batteries 
  • Gloves 
  • Scotch tape 

 

Brakes 

When driving, watch if the steering wheel jerks as you step on the brake pedals; If so, then this could affect your car's stability control system and ABS (Antilock Brake System) brakes. Have this looked at by a professional mechanic.