Maintaining Your Engine

There are several steps that you should take to maintain your car’s engine. We will be discussing several of these below.

One thing you’ll want to do regularly is check your belts. There are a series of rubber drive belts in the front of your engine that loops around pulleys. These belts help run the AC compressor, the alternator, and more. These belts are used in extreme conditions, and the rubber tends to perish. Because of this, you will need to have your accessory drive belt and timing belt checked regularly, and have them replaced at least every 50,000 miles

another thing you need to constantly check it your oil level. This is something that anyone can do. My guys over at plumber Roswell constantly tell their plumbers to check this daily. Nothing worse than having an expensive repair when it could have been avoided. It is an difficult to check the oil and see if your vehicle needs more. If your oil level is too low or too high, you may be putting your engine at risk. Park your vehicle level ground to check your oil, then wait until your engine is cool. Find the dipstick, pull it out, then wiped the oil off of it. Reinsert the dipstick until it is properly inserted, then wait a moment before you pull it back out to check the oil level. If the oil mark is between the low and high marks, your level is fine. If you level is low, add a little bit and recheck it a few minutes later. Make sure you do not add too much by only adding a little bit at a time.

Checking the level of your coolant is also an easy, important task. Your engine cannot run without the coolant. Your vehicle manual should show you where your coolant reservoir is located on your engine. It is typically bolted onto one side of the engine and is simply a semi transparent container. You need to make sure your engine is cooled down before you check your coolant level. Just like the oil dipstick, you will find low and high markings to determine the level of coolant. You should never remove the radiator cap when you are checking your coolant levels.

Following these simple steps will help you keep your engine running smoothly and extend the life of your vehicle.