Learn how to properly check tire pressureWritten by Jakob Jelling
Tire pressure is one of things a car needs to have checked most often. Ideally, you should check them once a month as well as any other time when they might look low. Also, if you are planning a long trip with your car, tire pressure is one of main things you should check, along with a general checking.
The first thing you need in order to be able to check your car's tire pressure is a tire pressure gauge. You can acquire one at any car parts store or just use one in a gas station. All gas stations have one, but you should ask if it is functioning well before using it. Some of gauges you might find in gas stations are old or damaged and therefore information they would give you would be incorrect, which could even lead you to add more air to tire than it should have. This way, it is important that you make sure gauge you will use functions properly.
In order to be able to evaluate pressure your tires have, you should learn how much pressure they should ideally have. You might easily learn this since your car's driver side doorjamb will probably have a sticker giving you some guidance related to tires and their pressure.
How to check and change your air filterWritten by Jakob Jelling
You car's air filter is very important since it maintains some parts of your car system clean and free of dirt. If your air filter doesn't work properly and dirt enters your car this might make it go through different problems, and therefore it is important that you check filter and change it when necessary. Your mechanic can do it for you although it is very easy and you could do it yourself as well.
It is recommended that you change your car's air filter once a year or every 15.000 miles if you live in an averagely dusty area. But, if you can check it once in a while and replace it as soon as it needs it this would be much better. Checking it is a very easy thing to do and replace it is not complicated once you learn how to do it.
If you wish to check your car's air filter yourself and in an easy way, you can do so by using a light from inside pointing outside and check how bright it looks through it. If you see light clearly, then your air filter is still good, but if you can't see much of light then it indicates filter needs to be changed.