4 Car Parts You Should Be Checking


Owning a car comes with many responsibilities, and a few of those are vital to the well being of your car. If you understand the most important components and keep them in tip-top shape, it can make a huge difference in how long your car will last you. Here are four of the most important things to regularly check on your vehicle.

1. Oil

Even if you know nothing about cars you probably know this needs to be checked. When the oil light comes on, you have a problem! Be sure to check your oil each month and change your oil every 3,000 miles. If not, you could be spending a whole lot more than the price of an oil change on buying a brand new engine.

2. Full Tires

Taking care of your tires is a lot more than just making sure they don’t go flat. Even a small amount of over- or under-inflation can have major effect on your vehicle’s performance in several ways. Under-inflated tires hurt fuel efficiency, handling, and treadwear patterns, and over-inflated tires effect treadwear patterns and risk a blowout. Check your tires at least once a month and make sure they’re close to the recommended pressure.

3. Brake Fluid

Checking your brake fluid is extremely important. You don’t want to wait until you start hearing strange noises before you change the fluids. Check your brake fluid after every oil change, or else you could be paying up to $2,500 to replace your brake pads.

4. Transmission Fluid and Filter

Dirty or low fluid can cause problems with shifting and transmission failure. You do not want to deal with the headache of replacing your transmission, which could cost you up to $2,000 plus labor. Be sure to check your transmission fluids monthly and change it every 36,000 miles.

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