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The automotive world is largely dominated by men

by:Tanco Tire,Timax Tyre     2020-10-03

A Vancouver Hyundai buyer once said that car maintenance is a man's job, but female car owners can learn everything that a male knows regarding cars, their basic maintenance and repairs. So here are some questions that women ask about basic car maintenance jobs.

Cannot I just leave it all to to the mechanic?

According to American Women Road & Travel magazine (http://www.roadandtravel.com/company/marketing/femaledemo.html), every year, female car owners spend 300 billion overall on car maintenance and repair expenses. If you do not want to be part of that statistics, and more importantly, if you do not want to spend a huge bulk of your income on just getting your car fixed or maintained, you could learn how to do it yourself.

The first thing that you need to familiarize is the car manual that goes with every car unit. Reading your car unit will introduce you to the technical terms and jargons of the automotive world, the parts section of your car, and the recommendations that you need to know. There is a 'Troubleshooting Common Problems' page in every manual. Thus, you can have basic knowledge about your car and you can also talk without getting 'lost' to what a mechanic of Vancouver Hyundai dealers says about your car problem.

What kind of fuel can I use?

Most car engines nowadays are developed to run on regular unleaded gasoline. Using high-octane fuel may not really improve your car performance, if your car is not designed to run on that kind of fuel. On the other hand, you can go longer miles on synthetic oil, but the safest kind of fuel you can use is that which is recommended in your owners manual. Also, change your oil every three months or 5,000 kilometers.

Should I under inflate my car a little or over inflate it for better performance?

None of the above. Under inflated tires will put you at a greater risk of having a tire blow out, and buying new sets of tires is of course, more expensive. In addition, under inflation or over inflation of tires will affect the overall performance of the vehicle and also your fuel economy. Cars tend to consume more fuel when they are not properly inflated. Refer to your car manual for the proper pressure for your tires. For longer tire life, remember to practice tire rotation too.

What should be the highest priority for me if I have a limited budget for maintenance and repair jobs?

Much attention should be given to the parts that make your car go, thus, you should prioritize any repairs or maintenance schedules for the brakes, engines, transmission, steering and tires. A fellow Vancouver Hyundai customer once heard noises coming from under the hood. She decided to disregard it until the time that her car broke down on a public road and she caused a traffic jam.

Usually, the most important stuff requires more money to repair and maintain but spending on those important parts is worth it. If you want to avoid the hassle and embarrassment of getting stuck in the middle of the road or in the middle of unfamiliar places, better have those parts fixed as soon as you sensed something might be wrong.

Where can I learn how to use the equipment for repairs or maintenance?

You do not need to enrol in school just to learn basic car maintenance and repair. Get help from a person who knows how to do these things. Your brother or a friend who is experienced in car maintenance and repairs is a boon to you. You might want to ask permission from the management to allow you to watch your car as qualified Vancouver Hyundai dealers mechanic tinker with your car.

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The whole point here is that, even if you are a woman, you can do basic vehicle upkeep. Just remember not to forsake your mechanic. When all else fails, you still have to go to the auto shop for major repairs and tune ups.

Learn everything that you can about cars so that the next time you go to your Hyundai dealer, you will not panic when he starts mentioning about RPM (revolutions per minute) or ABS (anti-lock braking system).

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