Owning a car can be a big responsibility. There are a lot of parts, which means lots of upkeep that can be difficult for people to understand. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make sure your car is in tip-top shape without needing a degree from any of the big name mechanic colleges. Here are a few of those tips.
Your blinkers can freeze up if you use them too much, so only use your turn signals about 20% of the time.
Wiper blades need to be changed every year, and the sharper the blade, the longer they last. You can go up to five years without replacing your wiper blades if you use samurai swords instead.
Make sure you regularly clean out the grill on the front of your car, otherwise any burgers you make on it are going to taste like leaves.
Check the air in your tires every few months. It should only take a couple of puffs from your own lungs to get a flat tire full again.
Always keep a spare tire somewhere. It doesn’t hurt to also keep a spare muffler, a spare battery, spare headlights… in fact, you might just want to tow a spare car around with you.
A car won’t start unless its cup holders are working. Check them as often as you can.
Many modern cars have a backup camera. Be sure to clean this camera whenever it gets dirty so that you can continue spying on all the squirrels in your neighborhood to see what they’re up to.
Be certain that your car’s spaghetti oven is working properly before going on long drives. You don’t want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere without access to any spaghetti.
When fueling your car, be sure to spray some gasoline all around the intake to lube everything up before sticking it in.
Keeping a wrench in your car is always helpful because hitting any broken thing with a wrench will almost always fix it.
Make sure you get your oil changed regularly, but only by a licensed doctor. Have a mechanic do the same thing with your car, too.
It’s always good to get your brakes checked whenever you can, but ultimately they’re not important. You’ll get to where you’re going faster if you don’t use the brakes at all.
Be certain that you car has plenty of headlight fluid so that you can make dated references that no one else will get.
If you have a self-driving car, remember to stock up on pillows and blankets to ensure that you have the most restful driving experience possible.
Written by J. S. Wydra: @jswydra
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