10 Things You Should Never Do To Your Car

What items can be avoided while driving? There are also plenty of safety features in today’s vehicles, such as airbags, anti-lock braking systems, stability control, and shatterproof glass. However, despite the advanced safety measures or computer systems of your vehicle, you might find yourself at the worst possible moment in a tricky situation. And it’s always a good idea to stop doing things that are certain.

A few things you should NOT do with your car were picked by King Road Autos Repairing.

1. When driving, don’t press “off engine”

Nothing unpleasant is going to happen if you happen to do so unintentionally while driving at a relatively high speed. In order to avoid these kinds of stuff, modern cars have several safety features. Only don’t do it, anyhow.

2. “When driving, don’t use” reverse

Selecting “reverse” while driving is another thing you can stop. Since the command “reverse” can be ignored by the computer system in your car and nothing is likely to happen, it’s just not a good idea.

3. While driving, don’t pick “park”

Don’t try this one. For safety purposes, the computer in your car can block this instruction, but giving conflicting instructions can eventually damage your car.

4. Don’t have too many keys attached to the ignition key

Too many keys can be very heavy and your ignition switch may potentially be affected over time by the weight. Separate them; hold the car keyring with only a couple of buttons.

5. Change Oil

Follow the requirements of the manufacturer for how frequently the oil is changed-it is there for a reason. This particularly applies to brand-new automobiles. Some manufacturers use very thin oil when the cars leave the factory, and at around 1,000 km, this oil MUST be replaced.

6. Don’t overfill the engine

The dipstick, which has the “full” point indicated, still comes with the engine. Load it up to this stage and don’t load it like a bottle to the top, as this would cause catastrophic failure and eliminate smoke from all corners of the engine.

7. Don’t wait until there’s an empty fuel tank. Do not overfill your engine with

It has some tiny particles in even the cleanest fuel and gravity holds it at the bottom of your fuel tank. This residue is pulled into the engine if you drive ‘on fumes.’ Generally speaking, when it gets to about a quarter of the tank, it’s a nice practice to fill up the engine.

Often, as these are wet pumps, completely submerged, they operate best.

8. Don’t miss warning signs

For all vehicles, not all warning signals are the same, but, in general, they are color-coded. An indicator that a specific device is triggered is a green (or sometimes blue) symbol. Normally, a yellow sign demonstrates that something needs to be serviced or tested. Red means some form of a serious problem, and since the car might be dangerous to drive, you should stop as soon as possible.

Generally speaking, don’t ignore it and call a mechanic as soon as possible if an alarm light on the dashboard goes off.

9. Tires-Pressure review

Another good practice: every now and then, check the tire pressure. It’s usually already flat as a pancake and has been like that for a while if you can sense that a tire could be flat. It is rather insecure to drive with unfilled tires. Plus, the tires are very easy to wear.

10. Wheels-equilibrium search

Take the car to a garage and ask the mechanics to check the balance and alignment if you happen to strike the curb (come on, we have all done it). You don’t have good control of your car if the wheels are out of alignment. Better than sorry, to be safe.

When you visit our state-of-the-art auto garage located in Muhaisnah at Al Qusais, our expert technicians will conduct an accurate & comprehensive diagnosis of your vehicle using the latest computerized testing & diagnostic tools, in sync with your car’s manufacturing specifications. 

Our highly competitive pricing combined with international service standards and 3-month warranty makes King Road Autos Repairing the go-to Automobile Workshop in Dubai.

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