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Today's Car Care Tip: Basic Training for New Drivers

Basic Training
In addition to driver's education, teach them how things work and what to expect:
  • Check tire pressure
  • Check the gas gauge
  • Under hood checks
  • Oil level
  • Washer fluid
  • Coolant bottle level
  • Change a flat tire
I recommend Master Drive, a defensive and hazardous driving school for helping new drivers to learn the essentials that normal Driver's Ed doesn't teach. (Click here to visit their website)

You should also get a complete safety inspection on your new driver's car and go over it with them. They will gain more:
  • Respect,
  • appreciation and
  • responsibility for taking care of the car
Finally, talk about the What if's...what to do when the car stops running, when they become stranded on the side of the road:
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight
  • Cell phone with all of the emergency and contact numbers

Handy Car Care Tips and Suggestions

Fluid Colors

fluid-colorsThese are what your vehicle’s fluids look like when they’re brand new and just added to your vehicle. If they’re black, smell burnt, or just past your manufacturer’s recommended service interval, getting these fluids changed can prevent big expenses down the road. Click here to see the fluid chart.

Vehicle Systems

These are diagrams of how all of the integral systems in your car work. From your air conditioning, to your brakes, to your engine, use these diagrams to see how everything works, and why certain repairs and preventative maintenance services are necessary, and can save you money in the long run. Click on any picture below to see a larger diagram!