Tinkering with the car is a favorite pastime for some individuals. But most of us just want the car to start when we turn on the engine, stop when we hit the brakes, and get us to where we are going with no hassle. Owning a car requires a little more from us if we want to avoid frustrating delays, total dependence on road service, and being stuck in sticky situations. Here are the most important car maintenance skills anyone can and should learn.
Check Tire Pressure
Checking your tire pressure is a critical skill to have. Regular pressure checks are the best way to ensure your tires are running at the optimal PSI and are not leaking air, which would obviously mean a flat tire is in your future. Continue Reading…
… How to change a flat and jump-start a car, that is! Last night, twenty women and men showed up to mingle, snack and learn some basic necessities in car safety at McCarthy Chevrolet.
Here’s a couple of very important things I took away from the clinic:
1. When jump starting your car, the biggest mistake is allowing the metal clasps to touch. If this happens, you will know it, you will see it, and you will feel it. So, be careful!
2. When changing a flat tire, make sure you are parked on a flat and firm surface (no dirt or grass). Also, a reminder to put your parking break on!
Ladies, always carry a little safety kit in your trunk. Know where your owner’s manual is located. Gather all your spare tire necessities (spare, jack, tools). And carry a phone and a number to call in case of an emergency. It’s important to prepared.
I congratulate my girls SJV basketball team who successfully changed a flat all by themselves. Proud parents I imagine! And I was pleased to meet some new faces and hear their stories about car buying.
Thank you to all who showed up last night! It was a fun evening and I look forward to hosting again!