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5 Things Every Car Owner Should Know How to Do

Owning a car is a big responsibility that can come with a lot of unexpected situations. To avoid stress when an issue arises, it’s important to know how to do a few basic items. Advantage Ford LINCOLN is bringing you five things every car owner should know how to do.

1. Check Engine Oil

Checking engine oil is a simple task that anyone can do! All you have to do is locate your vehicle’s dipstick (under the hood), pull it out and wipe off the oil, and then insert it in and out once more to check the oil level. If it’s too low, you need to add more engine oil to your vehicle.

2. Replace Vehicle Fluids

It’s important to know where basic vehicle fluids are located and how to replace them. These fluids include wiper fluid, coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid. Once you get the hang of where these are located and do it once or twice, it’s simple! If you have questions about filling any of these fluids, feel free to stop by our service center and one of our technicians will help you out.

3. Look Things Up in Your Car’s Manual

No one knows your specific vehicle better than your owner’s manual. Make sure you know where this is located and keep it in your vehicle at all times. That way, if a light pops up on your dashboard and you aren’t sure what it is, or if you have any other questions, you can look it up. If you’ve misplaced your manual, you can usually find it online depending on how old your car is.

4. Pack a Basic Vehicle Emergency Kit

Knowing how to pack a basic emergency kit for your vehicle is important, especially in Fremont where things can get cold and snowy. Keep this kit in your trunk at all times, as you never know when you’ll need it. Here are some items to include:

  • Flashlight & Batteries
  • Jumper Cables
  • Ice Scraper
  • Cat Litter (for slippery roads)
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Rain Poncho
  • Drinking Water & Snacks

5. Keep up with Maintenance

Keeping up with maintenance is an easy task that doesn’t take much work, and can make your car last for many years to come. It’s important to find a mechanic or service center you trust so you can keep up with your vehicle’s maintenance needs. The service center at Advantage Ford LINCOLN would love to be that place for you! We have a team of expert technicians that will keep your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently. To schedule an appointment, call 800-354-2220.