Your car engine has the highest number of moving parts among all other car components. A thumb rule for all machines – the more complex it is, the more chances it has to malfunction. Add this to the heat and pressure of combustion, what you have is the heart of your car.
There are numerous components to an engine, and every single one of them is vital for complete functionality. It is just as important for you to provide proper maintenance to your car engine. Taking proper care of your engine is quite an easy task if you know how to do it.
Here are some proper tips to get the best out of your car engine:
Check The Engine Drive Belts
Your car engine generates power not just to roll the wheels, but also to keep other components functioning. The drive belts transfer power from the engine to rest of the components.
These serpentine belts are made up of rubber and other polymers which tend to lose their elasticity over time. Friction also makes them fragile. If you see any cracks or loosening, take it for a repair or replacement. The best advisable limit for replacement is after every 60,000 to 80,000 miles.
A Check For The Oil Levels
The mechanical parts of your engine brush against each other and produce friction. Engine oil works as a lubricant to reduce this friction and increase functional potency as well as longevity. A lower oil level than recommended can cause a lapse in engine performance as well exponentially increasing damage to the moving components.
So, check engine oil level as a part of your basic maintenance routine. Along with that, make sure to keep an eye on the colour of your engine oil. Engine oils are generally amber. A darker colour means sludge accumulation. It is advisable to change the oil in such cases.
Check The Coolant Level
While oil provides lubrication to the engine, a coolant helps keep the engine from overheating. Even though these are combustion engines, they have a maximum operational temperature. Optimal coolant levels are vital to maintain engine performance and avoid overheating. Make sure you to fill up the coolant levels whenever they are below necessary levels.
Keep An Eye On Fuel Economy
A decreasing fuel economy may be the result of many issues with your clutch, brakes or even worn-out tyres in Nottingham. But, most of the times it’s an issue with your car engine. An engine that faces difficulty in functioning will consume more fuel to produce the same amount of power. If you see a continuous fall in your vehicle’s fuel economy, take your car for an engine diagnostics.
Other measures of keeping the engine fit include replacing engine’s air filter and spark plugs. Make sure you do these as per manufacturer recommendations.
Checking engine components requires professional expertise. Refer to technicians for an Engine Diagnostic Nottingham. Save yourself from expensive engine part replacements with proper preventive maintenance. You can bring it over to us at Your Tyres & Auto Care to get the diagnostics done by expert professionals.