3 Engine Maintenance Tips

Engine Oil Should Be Changed At Regular Intervals

This is the least you can do, as engine oil keeps all moving parts lubricated so that wear and tear is minimized. Moreover, it helps prevent accumulation of dust, dirt, and sediments. Check oil levels every month and top up when necessary. Oil grade and change intervals are subject to the manufacturer’s recommendations. This will ensure that your engine runs smoothly and efficiently. The oil filter is equally important as it filters all the junk from the engine oil and stops it being recirculated back into the engine.

Keep An Eye On The Cooling System.

However, a lot of energy is lost during combustion in the form of heat. Metals and alloys, which your car engine is made of, are not very good friends with heat. Ensure there is adequate coolant in the tank to ensure heat dissipation. On a hot sunny day, look at the engine temp gauge and shut down your car if it's close to overheating.

It Needs To Breathe.

You need oxygen just like your car’s engine. Constricted air flow causes fuel to not burn properly, increasing emissions and reducing mileage. Change the air filter if you feel there's too much dirt and debris. The engine needs to breathe well to function properly and keep going.