There's a lot to know about your car, but it doesn't have to be intimidating. Understanding three basic things about your vehicle can improve your relationship with your vehicle and save you future time and money.
1. How to add your windshield washer fluid
First you will need a funnel.
Next, locate the windshield fluid reservoir; it's the one with the windshield symbol on it.
Open it up.
Insert your funnel.
And simply top it off.
Most reservoirs hold a gallon. And make sure to note the freezing temperature (in wintertime).
2. How to check your oil levels
Make sure your car is turned off. Pop the hood.
Find the dipstick. It is usually yellow or labelled "oil".
Pull it out. You will need something to wipe the end with.
Re-insert the stick all the way and pull it out once again.
Letting the stick remain flat, check where the oil is. (there are 2 lines showing low and high)
If the oil is on the low end, it is time to add some more.
3. How to check your tire pressure levels
The ideal time to check your tire pressure is early in the morning when they are cold or if they have been sitting in the shade for a few hours.
First, find the recommended pressure level for your tires. This could be on a sticker on the driver's side door jamb or in your owner's manual.
Remove the valve cap on the tire.
Press the tire gauge on to the valve.
Wait until the plastic stick stops moving then read the number (stick gauge)
We recommend repeating two or three times for accuracy.
And then following the recommended steps for each tire.
Inflate tires as needed.
Feeling in control of your car can be an exhilarating feeling. You can understand key pieces of information about it, talk with confidence when asking questions and making better choices for future maintenance needs!
The next time you need service or want more knowledge, visit us at Saskatoon Mitsubishi. We can help.