If you’re a first-time owner, caring for a car can be both intimidating and stressful, especially if you don’t have much experience with cars to begin with. Fortunately, modern vehicles are pretty low maintenance when it comes to driver involvement but there are still a few things to take care of. We here at Riverhead Nissan have some important information about car care for first-time owners.
- Tires – Check and inflate your tires at least once a week to ensure they last as long as possible. You’ll also earn better fuel economy and enjoy a smoother ride. Look for any bumps or bulges as well.
- Wipers – A car’s windshield wipers are a part most drivers forget about. A general rule of thumb is to replace the wipers every six months to ensure you don’t get caught in the rain with useless wipers. They’re fairly inexpensive and take a few minutes to change yourself.
- Owner’s Manual – Otherwise known as the literal guide to your car, the owner’s manual holds all the information you could need about your vehicle. While it certainly isn’t fun to read for most drivers, odds are you can find the answer to your questions inside. You’ll also find the manufacturer-suggested service schedule. First-time owners should mark this page and check it frequently to ensure their car is up to date on all fluids, parts, and maintenance.