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Lesson 26: Why Basic Car Maintenance Is Important

Lesson 26: Why Basic Car Maintenance Is Important

Teens may have learned about basic car maintenance during the permit phase of their driving education, but they can always use a refresher.

1. Why car maintenance is important
Learning about basic car systems and how they function will give teens an appreciation for all they control as a driver. Additionally, a properly operating and maintained car is a safer car. It is also easier and less expensive to make repairs before they become major issues. Make sure your teen knows how to:

  • Check the oil and knows what to do if the oil is low or discolored.
  • How to jump-start a car correctly.
  • Replace windshield wipers.
  • Refill the windshield washer fluid.
  • How to check the tire pressure and knows the correct pressure for the tires.
  • Identify different fluid leaks based on color.
  • Change a tire.
  • Identify the different dashboard warning and check engine lights.