5 Things Every Car Owner Needs to Know

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Well, congrats again on getting your license! You are now officially a driver and the world has become a little more dangerous. So now what? There are five things that every car owner needs to know;

1. Car engine oil

Most people think that the engine oil is there to help your car burn fuel when in fact, it's there to lubricate, cool, and clean your engine. 

Engine oil is one of the most important parts of your car. Which sounds strange, seeing as how you never see it or even think about it until something goes wrong with your engine. Your car's engine is its heart and soul. And like your heart or soul, it's very important to keep it healthy.

2. Spare Tyre

Spare tire is not designed to add frivolous decor to your car; it's there in case you get a flat tire. So make sure to familiarise yourself with where it is (including your spanner, jack and other tools) so you don't have to look for it when you need to change your tire.

Consider getting a spare tire cover to shield your tire from rust and dust and an emergency kit which has all the essentials for an emergency.

3. Year, Make, Model, Chassis and Number Plate

We have all had the experience of needing to know the make and model of our car, so we can find the right parts. Or maybe you've been in a situation where you needed to figure out which year your car was, because you're looking for a new one.

The reason why knowing the make and model is important is because each year has its own set of parts that are compatible with it. It's also helpful when you're having your vehicle serviced, because they'll know what kind of service can be done on which year models.

4. Local garage

If you own a car, you've probably heard the phrase "need to know" more than once.

Need to know is a phrase that refers to when something should be done in order for it to be successful. In this case, knowing your local garage is very important for car owners. You need to know where you can get good service for your car and if you need repairs done right away or if they will wait until later.

Owning a car can be expensive, so you want to make sure that everything is taken care of properly so that you don't have any issues with your vehicle down the road. It's also important that everything goes well with your maintenance schedule so that your car doesn't break down while driving down the road at high speeds!

So what does this mean? Well, first off, finding an auto shop near where you live will help save time if there's ever an emergency situation on your way home from work or school—which could happen at any time! Secondly, getting regular oil changes will help keep things running smoothly and prevent costly repairs later on down the line when something breaks down completely unexpectedly.

5. Local Roads and Maps

Driving is a lot more fun when you know where the nearest petrol station, supermarket and recreational area are.

Knowing your local roads can also help when you're looking for a place to park your car. Especially if you need to find an empty space close by.

It's also important to be aware of nearby landmarks and how far you might be from them. This way, if you get lost or need directions from someone else, it won't be too hard for them to pinpoint exactly where you are on the map.

We hope that this list gives you the information needed to protect yourself and your vehicle when driving. Just remember, you don't have to be a car expert to be a safe driver. All you need is a little bit of information and the will to make smart choices on the road. As always, happy motoring!

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