Women’s Car Maintenance | HT Auto Care| Grease Monkey

LWMJanFeb2015-smallfinal_Page_35Every woman should know a little something about her car BEFORE dropping it off. In the event you know nothing about your car, here’s a quick lesson from the Car Guy.

Every car is different. No two cars are identical. Even if it comes from the same dealer and its make and model are exactly the same the cars are not identical. Each has its own nuances.

READ and Review the Manual. YES… Everything you need to know is written in the manual. Of course I am not suggesting that you read it from cover to cover BUT, taking a look to see what is in there is a great way to learn about your car. Be certain that you are using a manual that is specific to YOUR car and not a manual for another year or model.

Check the fluids – regularly – oil is NOT the only fluid you need to be concerned with.

Check the list below frequently:

  • Anti Freeze: Colored fluid usually green) found in your radiator.
  • Transmission: The mechanical gear system in your car.
  • Brake Fluid: A type of fluid used in your car.
  • Steering Fluid: It transmits the power in the power steering in your car.
  • Washer Fluid: It cleans your windshield.

Stay calm in the event of an emergency: learning a little something about your car in advance will help you ride cautiously (no pun intended).

Finally, when your car is serviced (routine or emergency) ask questions – lots of them. The more you know, the better you will feel especially when you dropping your car off to the Car Guy.

By The Car Guy Matt O’Donnell
Honest Tom’s Auto Care

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