The Ideal Frequency of Your Car Check-Up


During the first five years, most owners of brand new cars tend to depend on their manufacturer to do the routinary check. As the car ages, its market value depreciates and owners forgo inspection.

The paint starts to get scratched and dents. Engine damages become harder to identify. Parts wear, and replacements become limited, making the repair troublesome, unlike its breezy first few years.

Though depreciation is inevitable and maintaining mint condition almost impossible, old cars can continue to be in good shape with a few tips.

Record Milestones into Writing

If you’ve lost track of the trips and receipts from the auto shop, start writing dates detailing the last changes you recall on a notepad you probably stored in the glove compartment. Your record is vital in the next potential tune-ups, even if the exact date is shady.


Be Mindful of Car Usage, Engine Fluid Oil Level, and Color

It is always a smart decision to read your car’s manual to know the typical usage and interval of oil changes. However, different factors, such as extreme temperatures, idling too long, pressuring the engine with cargo, also affect it.

Checking fluids yourself with a rag and dipstick help tell when to refill, change or not. Engine oil should be dark brown or black and should hit the level between the High and Low indicator after re-dipping a clean dipstick.

Observe Your Car Engine While Idle and on the Road

Grab a flashlight to check rubber hoses, belts, leaks, and source of any unusual noise, at least once every six months or whenever you feel that something is not right.

Rubber parts of old cars swell and break as they age, resulting in leaks and strange noises. Additionally, wheels waste and tend to get out of alignment. Lastly, warning lights lit up when something needs attention under the hood.

Remember, the driver must successfully identify when the car needs a checkup. Get professional advice as soon as you notice anything strange than normal to your vehicle’s performance to avoid damage or accidents.

14 thoughts on “The Ideal Frequency of Your Car Check-Up

  1. Heh my boys will play like this. It isn't fighting btw. When my two geldings get a little frisk and are felling their oats they will play fight. Hell if I'm not careful my sisters horse will try to play like this with me, He's almost kicked me in the head once. He's a little brat sometimes.

  2. I have a B21, great little TLB combination, digs bigger than it is. 4WD allows some pretty serious loader grading and digging, plus moves material pretty efficiently with the hydrostatic tranny. Only a couple small downsides, both addressed on it's successor, the B26; it lacks a little horsepower when motoring around, the hydrostat sucks power more than a shuttle shift or manual transmission. And you realistically only get two hoe functions instead of three, plus the controls are pretty twitchy, especially swing function. Makes the heart jump when working next to expensive structures or objects that can't take a nudge. The B26 has nicer inching valves, and one day I will likely sell my B21 and acquire one of those -~Hooking/unhooking the hoe is pretty easy, and after some practice it's 5 minutes either way. When setting it off, make it such that you can line up exactly with the receiver pins to re-attach, and do it gently, letting it slip on and then letting it down easy. If you aren't exactly square, pull ahead and try again; 90% of easy re-attachment is coming in at exactly the right height and perfectly parallel with the hooks/pins.

  3. Hey Joe awesome video as always!!!I could hear you just fine,and I couldn't hear the AC!Thanks Joe!!! 😀

  4. Credit cards that only work when you are hungry? I haven't seen the tv show. I am not sure if this is something that would cheapen human life

  5. Air conditioner is there, but it's so quiet that you have to actually focus to hear it, and since most people will be focusing on the content and you speaking I highly doubt it will be a problem, especially if speaking louder.

  6. To make better coffee, spread the sugar out over the top four slots in separate stacks, then place a bucket of milk below that (so there are five slots full in total). For the Torcherino, right-click and shift-right-click do different things. Hope this helps!

  7. About your settings being reset Joe, the settings save if you use the "Quit Game" at the main screen, if you close the game through the red X, the settings don't really save most of the time.

  8. By now you probably know that the redstone conduit is for redstone signals, not power.The other power transmission lines have names other than "conduit." They'll be wires, ducts, cables, maybe other things even.

  9. Hey Joe, I'm a relatively new subscriber, so I don't know if you mess around with redstone a lot or not. But Xisuma has a neat little setup in his spawn house making use of the torcherino, and Iskall recently made use of it to produce bio energy at an incredible rate. Might be fun to check them out and get inspired!

  10. Hey Joe, with the trees with stuff hanging down, just use bone meal on them, and the same with the other fruits and veg from pams harvest craft. and yes most of the time a right click will work if the plant is mature, this should help your food production. hope this helps. great video.

  11. Never watched any of your videos before, and now I'm subscribing, because you're very funny. Love the Star Wars reference "That's no moon, it's a space station!"

  12. you guys have polluted my lake you dumped it into a sewer close to our lake you took the garbage liquid and put it directly into the sewer

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