1. Checking fluid levels:
You should regularly check the levels of fluids in your car, such as engine oil, brake fluid, and coolant. If any of these fluids are low, you'll need to top them up.
2. Checking brakes:
You should also check your brakes regularly for wear and tear. Signs that your brakes need to be replaced include a pulsing feeling when you brake, grinding noises, or a vibrating steering wheel.
3. Checking tires:
Tires should be checked for inflation, tread depth, and signs of wear and tear. Tires that are under-inflated can cause problems with braking and handling, while tires with less than 2/32" of tread depth are considered unsafe and must be replaced.
4. Checking engine:
The engine should be checked for leaks, unusual noises, and overheating. If you notice any of these issues, you should have your car checked by a mechanic as soon as possible.
5. Checking exhaust system:
The exhaust system should be checked for leaks, corrosion, and damage. Exhaust system damage can be dangerous and can lead to decreased fuel efficiency and increased emissions.
6. Checking suspension:
The suspension should be checked for wear and tear, misalignment, and leaks. Worn suspension components can cause problems with braking and handling.
7. Checking lights:
You should check all of your car's lights (headlights, taillights, turn signals, etc.) to make sure they are all working properly. Faulty lights can result in decreased visibility while driving and can also lead to getting pulled over by the police.
8. Checking wiper blades:
Wiper blades should be checked for streaks, cracks, and tears. If they are damaged or worn out, they may not work properly when it rains or snows, which could lead to accidents.