Tire air pressure should be checked once a month when the tires are cold. Tire pressure can vary 1-2 pounds per square inch (psi) for every 10-degree difference in ambient temperature.
How do I check the tread depth on my tires?
One easy way is the penny test. Simply insert a penny into your tire’s tread groove with Lincoln’s head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, your tread depth is less than 2/32 inch and it’s time to replace your tires. Another easy coin test is the quarter test.
How do I check the coolant levels?
Rather than open the cap on the radiator, just check to see whether the liquid reaches the “Full” line on the side of the coolant reservoir shown here. It’s part of the coolant recovery system. If the liquid doesn’t reach the “Full” line, open the bottle and add a 50/50 mix of water and coolant until it does.
In average, how much does it cost to change your wiper blades?
The average cost for a windshield wiper blade replacement is between $23 and $38. Labor costs are estimated between $8 and $12 while parts are priced between $15 and $26. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
How often should I replace the fuel filter?
Always check your owner’s manual to see what the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended guidelines are for fuel filter replacement. Sources online estimate filters should be replaced as soon as every 20,000 up to 40,000 miles or more
How often should I clean my car?
While your car might feel and smell clean after a good detailing, it isn’t something you have to do very often. A simple wash every two weeks, a wax at least every six months and a basic interior clean-out every few months should keep your car (and investment) in top-notch shape.
How often should I change the vehicle’s oil?
Most cars can go at least 5,000 miles before an oil change. “Change your car’s engine oil every three months, or 3,000 miles.” At one time, that was standard auto advice.
How often should I change my windshield wiper blades?
Wiper blades should be replaced every six months to a year or as soon as you notice a difference in driving visibility. When wiper blades no longer make proper contact with the windshield surface, they can begin to squeak, chatter, skip, smear or streak reducing driving visibility.
How often should I change my oil filter?
Car manufacturers often suggest changing oil filters every other time you have your oil changed. Most parts and oil manufacturers, however, say to replace oil filters with every oil change, which should occur every 3,000 miles or three months (whichever comes first).