The little book that no one reads, but that can make you comfortable with your car.
1. How to Check Your Fluids
Your car, as a machine needs lubrication and cooling to run optimally. For this, your car has been designed to run on specific fluids for your engine, gearbox, power steering, cooling system etc. Your car manual gives you specific details on these fluids and where they should be put in your car. It also tells you the exact quantity required for each system. Please note that using the wrong fluids can drastically cut short the life of the affect system in your car.
More importantly, owners often need help locating where to measure fluids because the location can greatly differ between models.
2. Access Technical Data Easily
At some point in your car's life, you are going to need to retrieve more technical information about its components.
With every year, cars are adding on more technological features, many of which require a little setup on the owner's end. These systems include things like keyless entry, delayed lighting, and even sound system decibel thresholds. Without guidance from your manual, this initial setup can be baffling; however, with it, setup can be a thing of ease.
3. How to Achieve Ideal Tire Pressure
Even if you know how to operate a tire gauge, you need to know your car's ideal tire pressure to fill them up properly. Although this information is often on the side of each tire, you can always find it in your owner's manual along with step-by-step instructions to ensure you don't over- or under-inflate them.
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4. How to Clean and Protect Your Car's Surfaces
Naturally, you want your paint to always shine and your interior to look new. Although there are general cleaning methods that apply to most vehicles, the particular leather or fabric upholstery in your car may have special needs. Your manual may even outline how to properly clean areas you don't usually think about, such as your side mirrors, windshield wiper blades, or chrome accents.
5. How to Decipher Warning Lights
Sure, a little oil icon probably means your oil is low, but some lights are more of a mystery. When lights that you've never seen before light up on your dash, it can be frustrating, and they aren't all so self-explanatory. If you find yourself in doubt about what a warning light means, consult your owner's manual, and then make an appointment with one of our certified technitians to diagnose the issue.
Some cars are even equipped with self-diagnosing features. Such warning systems are well documented in your car manual telling you what the warning lights mean and the actions to take.
6. Maintenance schedule
Your car has been built to last a longtime with minimal problems, so long you adhere to the maintenance schedule as stipulated by your owner’s manual. Scheduled items such as engine oil and filter change interval, transmission fluid change interval, radiator coolant, flush change, brake fluid change, inspection, tire rotation, light bulb inspection, change etc. are well detailed in your car manual.
This further confirms the importance of reading the owner's manual towards ensuring the prolonged life of your vehicle and making it run in tip-top condition.
Our technicians only recommend maintenance and repairs to keep you and your car safe.
7. Vehicle settings and features
Features like clock settings, resetting maintenance required lights, door lock-unlock features, radio settings, climate control settings etc. are all detailed in your car manual.
Your car manual will provide all the tips and tricks on how to tackle the operation of these systems to your own preference.
If your car is without a manual or gotten lost, you can download a free copy using a Google search.
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Bring your car to National Tire Wholesale. Our technicians only recommend maintenance and repairs to keep you and your car safe.
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