Common Upkeep Mistakes You Need to Protect Your Nissan 810 From
Regular car maintenance is needed if you want your Nissan 810 to be in pristine condition. But are you sure that you're doing it right? There have been myths circulating regarding the intervals between fluid changes, and the like, but how sure are you that what you're doing for your car is actually the right way to go? You must know how to properly maintain your car and to not just do it for the sake of doing it. Here are commonly made mistakes when it comes to car maintenance that you should take note of:
- Avoid using tap water as a coolant substitute.
Yes, your radiator needs to be filled in order for it to stop your engine from overheating. But that doesn't mean you could just put tap water into your radiator whenever you feel like it needs to be refilled. There's a specific antifreeze-water ratio that needs to be followed in order for your engine to get the optimum help the radiator can give. Adding tap water on a whim just wouldn't cut it. So make sure that you refill the coolant on time and with the proper components. If you find your car still not being able to cool down normally then you might want to check for other issues instead of just blindly refilling your radiator with tap water.
- Replace the filthy engine air filter.
Seeing your engine air filter black may seem normal to you since it's supposed to catch all the dirt and debris right? But you're only partially correct. Yes, blocking the dirt and debris from entering the engine is the function of the air filter, but it doesn't mean that it should stay black and filthy. If you're going to let your car run with your engine air filter looking like that, then chances are you'll be hampering your car's performance because the engine needs to have a specific amount of air to burn the oil and work properly. Your engine air filter doesn't just block contaminants but also regulate your engine's air intake. So make sure that you replace your engine air filter once it has already become so filthy if you want your car to be in optimum shape.
- Be thorough in washing your car.
Everyone knows that cars need to be washed. But are you being thorough in doing so? Whether you get your car cleaned by other people or you're the one who washes it, keep in mind that there are other parts of your car that needs to be free of dirt, not just the bodywork. Some people tend to focus only on the obvious when it comes to cleaning their car, going through the bodywork, the windows, and the windshield. But don't make that mistake. Make sure that you clean up even the most hidden parts of your car during a car wash. Because every surface and nook is as susceptible to dirt and debris as the car doors and could cause your car to corrode if continuously neglected.