You get in your car and you expect that it will start right up, right? Well, without regular maintenance you just may find yourself one morning with a car that will not start! The potential problems of a car not properly maintained include reduced performance, air quality and highway safety, not to mention the additional repair costs.
To increase awareness, May is car keeping month, to encourage everyone to think about their cars and the importance of regular maintenance.
The Car Inspection Test
Volunteers from around the country arrange inspection events to see how the average car stacks up. Out of 722 cars that were tested in 12 states 80% failed in one or more portion of the inspection. This is where they failed:
Fluids and Lubricants
- engine oil