How To Properly Maintain Your Vehicle

Most people who own vehicles could not wish to repair them repeatedly because it is annoying and it makes you waste a lot of money always. An unkempt vehicle can be embarrassing in the sense that, it can stop even when you are traveling to attend an important meeting. It is, therefore, necessary to maintain your vehicle to ensure that it is in good condition so that you can travel knowing that it will function well and you can drive for a long while.3456ytrgsf

How to properly maintain your car

Take your vehicle to an authorized shop

Always ensure that you take your vehicle to an authorized repair shop for maintenance. Note that vehicles are not only taken to repair shops when they are spoiled but also for preventive measures. Ensure you visit the shops monthly. The shops might keep good records of your vehicle, and their services include the changing of oil. The cards can help them to detect the problems you are likely to encounter in the future, and you can, therefore, prevent them from occurring.

Always check your car’s temperature

After checking the internal and external parts of your car, ensure that your unit reached its normal temperature before you park it. Any engine must reach its normal engine temperature to avoid wearing and tearing engine parts because the inner parts of the engine expand when it reaches a certain temperature making it run in a smooth way.


Do not stall if a repair is needed

If you notice a problem in your car, ensure that it is repaired with immediate effect. A car is a machine, and all the parts are important, if you ignore and refuse to have your car repaired, your car is likely to get serious damages. Unrepaired parts at times may break up and can fail during driving and lead to accidents. There is no part in your car that has no function, as much as it may seem of low functions example the brake lights, they are important, and if not, they would not have been put on your car.

Ensure you check your unit regularly

45657urCheckups are done externally or internally. External check-ups include observation of the perimeter of your car to see whether there is no abnormality like flat tires, oil or water leakages or damages on your cars. Regular check up should be done routinely, and one should make them his habit. Check the engine oil level and water level to avoid overheating. Internal checkups, on the other hand, is done by observing the battery, oil gauges fuel gauge and the temperature gauge. Ensure that those parts are functioning properly and in right and expected condition.

Drive carefully

When you drive your car to ensure that, the speed is as it is supposed to be. Do not over speed. Observe the road signs on your road to avoid accidents. When you hit your on objects, they might tamper with your lights for example, and this will endanger your driving. You are the first person to ensure that your car is in good condition.


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Almost First at the Snipe Women’s Worlds
Madrid, Spain – September 29, 2008 – I just wrapped up the Snipe Women’s World 2008 Championship in Roquetas de Mar, Spain, where my crew, Kathleen Tocke and I finished a very close second overall. The event was four days long, with three days of sailing. We had at least one race in every condition. However the majority were in about 14-16 knots of breeze. There were nine races total with two drop races. Twentythree teams competed from Spain, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Uruguay, Poland and USA. The racing in the front of the fleet was very close and made for an exciting end to the regatta.

Our American team at the opening ceremony

Nominated for Rolex World Sailor of the Year
Roquetas de Mar, Spain – September 22 2008 – Great news! I have been nominated for the 2008 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award. ISAF announced the nominees today and I was honored to be selected as a finalist.

Rochester Match Race Victory

Halifax, England – September 16, 2008 – It’s been a busy past couple of weeks, but I finally got back racing last week and it felt good to be at the helm again when I competed in the US Women’s Match Racing Championships in Sonars at the Rochester Yacht Club, in Rochester, NY. I had an excellent team sailing with me; Ali Church, Molly Vandemoer, and Liz Bower. We sailed a very good regatta and came out on top.

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