After spending and curating a heck of a lot of money on your car and making it one of your prime expenses, one would think that prioritizing the knowledge, regarding your vehicle should be at the top of your list. Hence, the everyday individual fails to inform themselves about the most important information that is necessary for a couple of instances during your driving experience.
Learning the specs and necessities when it comes to your vehicle could give you the confidence, as a car owner, to be able to converse with confidence.
The model of your car
One of the most important things to know about your car is the year it was manufactured, the model and the make. It is scary to think about the number of car owners that do not know this necessary information. By not knowing the basics, you allow a range of possible mistakes to be made when servicing or fixing your car. You could have mechanics or dealerships damage your car by providing it with the wrong parts, fluids, and accessories which are supposed to maintain the state of your car. As cars are upgraded each and every year, so will the construction of your car.
Know your cars maintenance schedule
Just as important as it is to know the details of your car, it is also good to keep track and sticking to the provided maintenance schedule. It guides you as to when you should change the oil of your car when it is necessary to check the fluids when you should buy new tires and overall add to its optimal performance. The health and longevity of your car will be improved.
Know your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
Information such as your VIN is imperative as it withholds your cars manufacture date, engine size, place, and model. It is useful to know, especially when communicating with insurance companies and mechanics.
The car’s engine light
These little flickering lights allow you to know the state of your car’s health. When the dashboard light starts to flicker, there is usually something wrong with the mechanics of your car. The red light means that there is something wrong with the passenger’s safety, the yellow means you should see a mechanic as soon as possible and the green/blue means you can keep going.
This is usually one of the most important maintenance concerns that most drivers tend to avoid. When there is something wrong with your tires, you’re most likely to ignore it for a week or two, until it gets even more deteriorated, but it can often be one of the most important things to check and fix as it can compromise your own safety.
Taking note of these five maintenance facets and your vehicles informative structure is very important. Take a few minutes and get to know your car. It will add to your overall safety as an owner and driver.