Car Maintenance Tips Every Woman Should Know


Even though a large number of women are drivers and are involved in decision-making when it comes to car maintenance and repair, not many know exactly what type of care their four-wheeler actually requires. Well, it’s time to fix that with this little car maintenance guide fit for every lady driver out there.

Turn on all your senses

Every car has various sensors that can alert you of any issues, but your body also has sensors that should not be ignored. Many problems with your car can be caught early if you just trust your senses. If you notice something doesn’t sound right, you see flashing red lights, feel your car riding differently or smell something out of the ordinary, don’t hesitate to see a mechanic. Just because you don’t know how to fix cars or diagnose an issue, it doesn’t mean you can’t tell when there’s a problem.

Change the oil regularly

Oil changes are important and everyone knows that, however, it’s still an important maintenance task that many people choose to delay. If you don’t change the oil right away, there will be no immediate consequences, but it will eventually cause a problem. Your car will stop going and you might end up needing a new engine which is a major investment. So it’s better to book oil changes regularly and avoid paying huge repair bills.

Check the battery

Every time you’re having your oil changed and engine serviced, make sure to check your battery as well. Most shops will do this for free, but you can also inspect your battery at home and check for corrosion and loose connections. A week battery might leave you in the middle of nowhere, so make sure to replace it when necessary.

Pay attention to your tires

Having a flat tire is one of the most annoying things that can happen to you on the road and learning how to change it without calling road help can save you a lot of money and time. If you don’t know how to change a tyre, you can see a professional for a tutorial or find various videos online. Also, make sure your tires are free of cracks and have good treads. If your wheels could use some TLC, it’s best to invest in quality 4wd tyres so you know you’ll have a comfortable and safe trip. This is especially important when you’re going on a long trip or hitting the wilderness.

Top off your windshield fluids

This action is very easy in most cars. All you have to do is take of the reservoir lid and pour the wiper fluid in (use a funnel if you’re not a precise pourer). Make sure to not to spill since this liquid is very flammable! Remember that there are different windshield fluids for the summer and for the winter, so pay attention to the label.

Ensure clean cabin air

Replacing the air filter is not an essential maintenance skill, but it’s relatively easy to master, so you might want to learn how to do it to save money. The air filter prevents engine gases from entering your cabin, so changing this part regularly is very important for your health and comfort. Also, having a clean filter will make it easier to diagnose issues with your engine.

Ensure your headlights are in good shape

You always want to be visible and have good illumination of the road, so make sure your headlights are functioning properly. Even if all your lights are working, they might be a little foggy. In that case, grab a headlight polishing kit, remove all debris and scratches from the glass and you’ll significantly improve your headlight effectiveness. 

Car maintenance is definitely not reserved only for guys! These maintenance tips are easy to follow, so you can always be sure your vehicle is in good shape.

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