How to Care for Your Isuzu Rodeo Sport
The Isuzu Rodeo Sport is a charming specialty SUV that appeals to the youthful market segment because of its attractive design. While it could do better in terms of performance, you can make sure that your vehicle drives well by keeping it properly maintained.
Changing your Isuzu Rodeo Sport's oil is one of the most basic maintenance, but also one of the most overlooked. Because you have to do it more often compared to other tasks, sometimes drivers tend to forget or feel lazy when it is due. However, this can lead to major problems such as engine failure. In order to avoid this from happening, make it a habit to change the oil and filter every 5,000 miles or 6 months. Put it in your calendar if you must, just make sure that when it's due, you must have a replacement ready. Doing this is easy and doesn't take a lot of time so you don't have an excuse not to do it. Just make sure that you buy the right oil and filter first. Your owner's manual should specify the type of oil you must use. Ignoring this can cause your vehicle's engine to fail, so pay attention to what it says on the manual.
- Keep the air filter clean.
The air filter is like your Isuzu Rodeo Sport's lungs. It blocks dirt and dust particles from going in and damaging your engine. However, over time its effectiveness decreases depending on the amount of dirt it has collected. This is why you need to clean it. You may choose to buy cleaning kits, but they are pretty expensive and can damage the mass airflow sensor because of the oil they contain. A more practical way would be to clean the air filter using a can of brake parts cleaner. Just like how it cleans the dirt from your vehicle's breaks, it can also remove the grease, grime, and oil from the filter until it is squeaky clean.
- Improve your vision by inspecting and replacing the wiper blades.
Your Isuzu Rodeo Sport's wiper blades need to be replaced every 6 months or as soon as you notice a difference in visibility through the windshield. Worn wiper blades tend to squeak, chatter, skip, smear, or streak across the windshield, so you should replace it as soon as you notice any of these signs. Even before they are due for replacement, you should still inspect the wiper blades often, particularly whenever you clean your vehicle. Make sure that the frame arms are attached at their joints or connection. Look for any signs of metal corrosion especially at the joints and claws. Check for any visible cracks, tears, and missing pieces in the rubber squeegee's edge. If the rubber squeegee looks fine, flex it back and forth to see if it is still flexible. You should also tug the wiper blades gently to make sure that they were installed securely on the wiper arm. Replace any damaged part you find.