Check brake fluid monthly.
First, wipe dirt from the brake master cylinder reservoir lid. Pry off the retainer clip and remove the lid or unscrew plastic lid, depending on which type your vehicle has. If you need fluid, add the approved type and check for possible leaks throughout the system. Fill to mark on reservoir. Caution: Do not overfill.
When topping off, use some windshield washer fluid on a rag to clean off the wiper blades. In winter months, pay attention to the freezing point of the washer fluid.
Keep windshield washer fluid reservoir full.
Use extreme caution when handling a battery since
it can produce explosive gases.
Do not smoke, create a spark or light a match near a battery and always wear protective glasses and gloves. Have it checked with every oil change. Cables should be attached securely and be free of corrosion. If battery has filler holes, add only clear, odourless drinking water.
Check power steering fluid level once per month.
Simply remove the reservoir dipstick. If the level is down, add fluid and inspect the pump and hoses for leaks.
Inspect windshield wiper blades whenever you clean your windshield.
Do not wait until rubber is worn or brittle to replace them. Wiper blades should be replaced at least once per year, and more often if smearing or chattering occurs.
Be sure all your lights are clean and working,
including brake lights, turn signals and emergency flashers. Keep spare bulbs and fuses in your vehicle.
Keep tires inflated to recommend-
( it helps to own your own gauge). Check for cuts, bulges and excessive tread wear. Uneven wear indicates tires are misaligned or out of balance. Keep a record of tire rotation.
Look for signs of oil seepage on shock absorbers
Test shock action by bouncing the car up and down. The car should stop bouncing when you step back. Worn or leaking shocks should be replaced. Always replace shock absorbers in pairs.
Look underneath for loose or broken exhaust clamps and supports.
Check for holes in muffler or pipes. Replace rusted or damaged parts. Have emission checked at least once per year for compliance with local laws.