Performing car maintenance on a Lada Niva in Tolyatti, Russia
Performing car maint on a Lada Niva | YURI KADOBNOV/AFP via Getty Images

Maintenance is an essential aspect of the dependability of your vehicle. Basic maintenance like routine oil changes, brake inspections, tire rotations, and complete inspections of your vehicle can help avoid costly repairs down the road and allow your car to last longer. Knowing basic mechanic know-how can help you take care of your car better, like changing your car battery.

It’s also important to know when to seek professional help, like what it could mean when your engine is knocking and weak or why your car is rumbling on the highway. Complicated procedures like painting your car should be left to the professionals. At the same time,  simple tasks like removing a bumper sticker can be done on your own.

There are other aspects of maintenance, such as what you should look at and fix when buying a classic American car. It is also important to maintain additional equipment, such as lawnmowers. These steps can ensure that your vehicle remains in good shape with few future repairs and increase its longevity.

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