Preventive maintenance is a series of procedures for identifying and troubleshooting the imminent defects and breakdown points on your car. An expert mechanic will be able to feel the symptoms and diagnose the defects in depth. He can use advanced tools and latest technology to scan those potential break points which the visual testing may not be able to reveal. Before that, you can perform many of the DIY tasks to prevent the initiation of defects as long as possible.
Cleaning the engine at frequent intervals can avoid the choking of parts with dust, dirt, grease, and other pollutants. It can also ensure long-running of the engine without overheating. Some of the products you need will be de-greaser, cleaning liquids, antirust sprayers, etc. Use the OEM recommended products to avoid any chances of damages to the engine parts. You can use the engine cleaning brush to ensure complete freedom from contaminants.
Check the air pressure and the probable cracks and damages. If you find any, you have to restore the air pressure to the recommended volume and fix the damages. The treads may have become flat due to extended usage. Then you have to retread the tires for brake safety and overall protection.
Check the wheel condition and its alignment with the overall automobile. You will be able to identify the mismatches on visual inspection. You may also be able to feel the tilting, one side dragging, and other similar problems.
Battery and Power Cables
The mounted battery can develop loose connections due to rusting screws and damaged base. Then you can also examine the terminals for rust and corrosion. You can replace the screws and fix the base components to restore order. You have to ensure the replacement of rusted and corroded components if they are beyond the stage of repair.
Clean the muffler first. You can use OEM recommended liquids and a long brush to remove the soot, grease, oil, and the other contaminants. Apply the degreaser all over the inside and outside of the exhaust pipe. Let it soak for a few minutes. Then you can take it out. Polish the muffler and let it dry for a few minutes. Then you can remove the polish also. Make sure the exhaust pipe is free from bending, warping, and cracking.
Check the Brakes assembly regularly. If you find any problems, it is better to consult an experienced mechanic. He will be able to fix the problems by repairing or parts replacements. You may feel it is expensive, but it is worth because your safety matters the most.
Check the pump, lines, locking ring, gas cap, and other connected parts. You can use the non-flammable OEM cleaning liquid to remove the rust, dirt, and other contaminants from the fuel tank and its parts. You may also open up the parts after dismantling the tank from its location. You should know how to replace the fuel tank onto its location and restore the pipes in order.