How To Maintain Your Car Through Safe Driving?
Buying a new car ranks with schooling and purchasing a home among the significant long-term investments that a person can make in his or her life. A vehicle's lifespan can be considerably extended by providing proper care and scheduling regular maintenance checkups. If you already have a careful maintenance schedule in place but are still having problems with your car's performance, it's possible that your daily driving habits are the source of the problem. We've compiled a list of some of the most common bad driving practices among motorists:
Avoid Driving With Empty Gas Tank
Most of us have been in a scenario where the most we could do at the moment was put 10 AED in the gas tank. However, most drivers are unaware that driving with a practically empty fuel tank might permanently harm your vehicle's fuel system. When the car is operating on empty, it will try to get fuel from the bottom of the tank, which is where all the sediments in the gasoline collect. These sediments can block your gasoline filter, but they also have the potential to seep into your engine and cause serious harm. Whether you have your own car or going for a car hire, make sure your tank is at least half full before you leave for the day.
Warm The Engine Before Use
It should go without saying that revving your vehicle's engine puts extra strain on it. When the engine is still cold, however, doing so can result in serious long-term damage. The oil is still chilly and down in the oil pan when a car is first started. It will take some time for the oil to rise to the surface and lubricate all of the moving metal parts in your car when you rev the engine. Wait 2-3 minutes after starting your car before shifting into drive or reverse.
Don't Rush Over Potholes and Speed Bumps
There aren't many potholes in a country like the UAE, which has modern on-road infrastructure. Speed bumps, on the other hand, are plentiful, and you should always slow down when you encounter one. If you drive through these at the same pace, your vehicle's suspension and shocks will be damaged, and its overall lifespan will be considerably reduced. Furthermore, not slowing down at speed bumps might harm your exhaust system because it hangs lower and is more likely to touch the bump.
Make Sure Tires' Fitness
Anyone who owns a car will tell you that tires are one of the most important components. Despite its importance, it is also one of the most overlooked passages in the book. If you own a car, you should make it a habit to check the tires as frequently as you check the oil. One of the most common errors made by drivers is driving on underinflated tires. When tires are not properly inflated, a car will not perform as it should, and it will also severely reduce its gas consumption. In addition to inspecting the tires on a regular basis, drivers should rotate them at least twice a year to prevent uneven wear.