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5 Tips you need to know to help protect your engine

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips, Vehicle Maintenance on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 4:06 pm
5 Tips to Protect Your Engine

How to Protect Your Engine

There are many drivers out there that just hop in their car and go without thinking too much about how they can keep their vehicle running for as long as it can. One of the most important things that you can do as a car owner is to keep your engine in good shape and give it the attention that it needs. Not only is your vehicle’s engine important to giving you many more miles, but it is also very expensive to fix if it has problems. An engine needs to be looked at every now and then and even requires a little maintenance if you want it to be able to give you as many miles as it possibly can. The following list will show you the top 5 tips on how to protect your engine. Follow these tips and your engine will give you the reliability and dependability that you want and need in your car.

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5 Tips to Protect Your Engine

  1. Change your engine oil. A regular scheduled oil change is the most important thing you can do for your engine. Engine oil helps keep vital parts well lubricated so your engine won’t overheat. Check your owner’s manual to find the recommended oil change intervals.
  2. Maintain cooling system. Ensure that your vehicle’s cooling system is working properly. This system helps keep your engine cool so it doesn’t overheat and cause major engine damage.
  3. Change air filter. An air filter keeps particles from getting into your engine and causing damage. They also provide the fresh air that your engine needs to properly perform.
  4. Change fuel filter. Just like the air filter, a fuel filter keeps particles and debris from getting into your vehicle’s engine and causing major damage to it.
  5. Don’t ignore your check engine light. If your check engine light comes on be sure to have it looked at right away. If you neglect it too long, you could be causing some serious and expensive damage to your engine.
Don't ignore your check engine light
air filter keeps particles from getting into your engine
Engine oil helps keep vital parts well lubricated

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4 Responses to “5 Tips you need to know to help protect your engine”

  1. Jim winstone says:

    Engine is the heart of a vehicle which needs maintenance at a regular interval to run smoothly for longer periods. Coolant keeps the temperature of the engine at an optimum level. So, the condition of coolant should be inspected properly at a regular interval and coolant flush after certain time interval could be enhance the effectiveness of the cooling system. Apart from this, engine oil replacement after an interval of about 3,000 miles is really necessary to ensure smoother performance of the vehicle.

  2. Emma Megan says:

    Engine is the main part in a vehicle. Therefore it needs to be looked at every now & then for smoother performance of the vehicle. The author in this blog has shared some tips for protection of the engine. The most important thing that we can do for the well being of an engine is to change the engine oil. It should be changed at an interval of about 5,000 miles or as per recommendation of owner’s manual. To prevent overheating of the engine, cooling system should work properly. The air filter and fuel filter must be changed in time to enhance the performance of the engine. For replacement of air and fuel filter in your car, you may refer to:
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  3. Zoe Morgan says:

    I would like to thank you for sharing such a nice article about the car engine maintenance. The engine is the most expensive component of the vehicle. So, regular maintenance is really essential to keep the engine in working condition. Lack of lubrication could leads to the breakdown of the engine. So, the quality and quantity of the engine oil should be inspected at a regular interval and replacement of the engine oil at a regular interval is really essential to ensure smoother performance of the engine. Mechanical errors should be repaired in time to prevent any kind of major problem. Have a look at http://www.germanmotorspb.com/service/

  4. Malia Perez says:

    Skipping an oil change could have catastrophic effects on the performance of the engine. Apart from this, use of weaker or worn out serpentine belt could also cause irreparable damage to the engine. So, the condition of different components of the engine along with the serpentine belt and lubricant used in the engine needs to be inspected and if necessary should be replaced to keep the engine in working order. Schedule an inspection of the engine at a regular interval.

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