5 Things Dads ShouldTeach Their Kids About Cars

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Dads always seem to know what to do. From helping you with finances, to helping you with heavy lifting, or having the answer to any question you ask, dads just get it. A lot of dads also know everything there is know about cars. Here are 5 things dads should teach their kids about cars, so they.

When to change the oil. This may seem simple. Go to your mechanic when the sticker says to, repeat. But you should actually read the manual that comes with your car to learn when to go. This is especially important if your changing your own oil, which you can do.

Know how to replace windshield wiper blades. After a while, your windshield wiper blades will go dull, and just smear the rain on your windshield instead of actually removing the rain. They should be replaced every 6 months or so. You can find what type you need in your owner manual or by stopping by Smyth Automotive where an associate can assist you.

Know when to replace your brakes. When you use your brakes, they should feel smooth and quiet. If they sound like they are grinding, or you feel a shuddering, get them checked out as soon as possible.

When to replace the air filter. When checking your oil, check your air filter as well. This will save you in fuel costs, and also it is just good for your car. Most mechanics will check it for free and replacing it will be cheap.

Be sure to check your lights. Headlights, taillights, turn signal lights. All of these are important not only for your own safety, but also for the safety of others. Make sure these lights are all functioning, and try to replace them once a year.

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