Tips for a new car ownerWatch
Also keep a copy of your insurance/ breakdown policies in your car, including all the relevant contact details.
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Check Oil level, cooling fluid level, clutch fluid level, tyre thread, Underbody, propeller shaft for any unexpected movement and brake disk pads every 3000 miles.
try to clean underbody every week
You can also try decarbonising the engine so it lasts longer.
Also, if you scrape your car body, try to prevent rust building up by covering bare metal quickly with paint or else the body will become weaker as you dig out the rust and add filler paint over it.
Don't use your car for journeys less than 10 mins (time it takes for engine to build up heat to evaporate the water in exhaust pipes)
Also don't put your heater on right as you start the car
Also WATER and raw METAL is NEVER GOOD, use small amount of petrol on a wipe to clean.
Tyre stuff - Spare/filler goo, jack & socket for changing and a 12v compressor, it's good to get a bit of practice because you don't really want to learn in the middle of the night by a wet & muddy roadside.
Some spare bulbs and a torch are good to keep too, generally pretty standard and cheap.
I won't go much into first aid, food, water, blankets ect...but basically you should be able to spend a night in the car if it really came to it.