5 Tips On How To Take Care Of Your Car Engine
The car’s engine’s good health is essential for your car’s correct functioning. Know that with some primary care, sometimes even free of charge, it is possible to avoid more complex problems involving your car.
Change The Oil And Filters Up To Date
It looks like something basic. But a lot of people end up forgetting to change the oil and filters on time. In the case of engine oil, the change should usually be done every 10 thousand km or a year and may vary according to the car model. It is worth remembering that the respective filter must also be changed simultaneously. Air, fuel, and oil filters are responsible for preventing impurities from reaching the car’s engine, so they must be changed within the deadline set by the vehicle manufacturer.
Use Additive Gasoline
Despite having the same octane rating and ethanol percentage as regular gasoline (which does not guarantee direct performance gains), additive gasoline contributed to keeping the engine’s fuel system clean for longer. This happens because this fuel has additives that prevent the accumulation of residues in the engine components that come into contact with it, helping preserve the original specifications and performance terms of consumption and performance. But for that, it is necessary to use this fuel constantly.
Constantly checking the coolant level is critical to prevent severe engine damage. But if it is below the minimum level, it is necessary to fill the reservoir. But when filling it up, don’t use tap water, which helps to degrade the internal components of the cooling system. Use a solution of distilled water and the additive recommended by the manufacturer. And take it to a mechanic to check the source of the problem; as in today’s cars, the cooling system is sealed and shouldn’t lose significant amounts of water.
Lights On The Dashboard
The warning lights on the instrument panel indicate an anomaly in your car’s operation. And some of them are directly connected to the car engine. In addition to those that indicate problems in the cooling and lubrication system, in cars with electronic injection, there is still an indicative light that can indicate failures in sensors of the supply system to the catalytic converter. Either way, whenever you notice an abnormal light on your car’s dashboard, it’s best to consult your mechanic. Use the help of a 24-hour service (บริการ 24 ชั่วโมง which is the term in Thai) specialist for any damages to your car.