How to Care for Your Infiniti FX50
The Infiniti FX50 is a luxury crossover that's perfect for drivers who want a sporty-looking vehicle with space for cargo. But what you should really admire about this vehicle is its speed, which can go from 0 to 60 mph in only 5 seconds, beating almost all SUVs in the market. While its features and performance have been acclaimed by experts all over, it's up to you to keep it that way when you own an impressive crossover like the FX50. Here are some tips on how to keep its performance in top shape.
- Replace engine oil and oil filter.
The engine oil of your Infiniti FX50 has many functions. It stops all of the metal surfaces in the engine from grinding together and damaging each other and transfers heat away from the combustion cycle. It also suspends all of the nasty by-products of combustion, while the oil filter blocks these particles from going through the engine. Because of this, the engine oil and oil filter get dirty over time and need to be replaced. Depending on your driving habits and the conditions where you live or drive, you need to change the oil and filter every 3,750 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. You should also check the oil more often, preferably whenever you refuel. If the oil level is low, your car's engine might get damaged due to lack of lubrication, so top it off with synthetic oil recommended on your owner's manual. But if you notice that the oil level gets below the mark frequently, you must check if its burning or leaking as soon as possible.
- Observe proper tire maintenance.
Taking care of your vehicle's tires can help save you money and ensure your safety. Checking the tire air pressure and doing tire maintenance like rotation, alignment, and inspections are important to protect you, your passengers, and your vehicle's components. Always make sure that your tires are properly inflated. Those that are consistently under-inflated tend to wear out sooner than they should. You should also rotate your tires every 7,500 miles as the components near each tire can wear them down differently. By changing their places every now and then, you can ensure that all four of them will wear evenly and last longer.
- Inspect the components you can easily see and the ones under the hood.
Every 3,750 miles, you must also check the other components on your vehicle, inside the cabin, and under the hood. Take a walk around your Infiniti FX50 and make sure that none of the lamps are cracked or missing. Turn on the lights to see if they all work fine, are beamed correctly, and respond timely to their respective switches. Check if your car has enough brake fluid, clutch fluid, differential oil, and transmission fluid. Top off the engine coolant, power steering fluid, and washer fluid if they are below the mark. You should also check for possible leaks if you find any of the liquid levels to be dangerously low.