December 24, 2021

6 Things Every Independent Woman Needs to Learn About Cars

It’s 2021 and high time you stopped relying on your husband, boyfriend, dad or guy friends to handle everything concerning your car. As a woman driver, you also need to be responsible and have at least some basic knowledge about your vehicle to stay safe. No, you don’t have to know everything about your car’s engine, but here are the things you certainly need to be familiar with:

How to check tire pressure
There are two main reasons why you should know how to check your tire pressure: driving with improperly inflated tires is dangerous and expensive. Deflated or overinflated tires don’t provide proper grip and driving on such tires can cause premature wear. And checking your tire pressure is super easy. Just open the doors on the driver’s side and look for a tire pressure sticker with recommended levels. Next, hit your nearest gas station and check the pressure on their air pump—it’s free and easy. Inflate tires to a proper level and enjoy your safe driving.

How to refill wiper fluids
This is probably the easiest car maintenance task, yet super important to know. Driving with a windshield full of dust, mud or salt from a snowstorm and having nothing to wipe it with is very dangerous. Check the levels regularly so you don’t run out when you need to wash your windshield the most and make sure you always have some wiper fluids in your trunk.

How to buy car insurance
In most countries, driving without insurance is an offence that can cost you a lot of money. So investing in good insurance for your car is a must, but also something that can save you money and effort in the future. Depending on where you live, you can get different cover programs that protect your car from theft, burglary, natural disasters and of course offer safety in case of an accident. However, it’s extremely important to read your policies and ditch all junk insurance fees. In case you’re already paying for junk insurance, you can ask appropriate lawyers something like “I’ve been tricked into paying for something I don’t want, where can I get my refund for junk insurance?” Experts will study your policies, check whether you’re eligible and ensure you get your money back.

How to check your oil
Changing the oil in your car is a job best left for a mechanic and you really don’t need to know how to do it. However, what you should know is how to check oil levels and refill the oil compartment. There are several reasons why you need to check oil levels: to see whether you need to get it changed, to identify engine issues, to refill it, etc. If your oil is low, it’s important to top it off to ensure the proper functioning of the engine. Pro tip: if you need to add more oil often, make sure to check for oil stains under your car. If there are leaks, you should drive your car to the mechanic ASAP.

How to identify danger signs
Your dashboard is probably full of lights and sounds that warn you of engine condition. While many of these don’t alarm you of a real issue, it’s important to know which ones should never be ignored or put off until you have more time or money to see a mechanic. And sometimes, even small issues can create vary dangerous and expensive problems. It might take some practice to identify all the sounds and smells in your car, but all the lights in your car model can be identified quickly and easily if you just grab your user manual.

How to change a tire
This is a much harder task than all the others listed above, but it’s also very important. With many videos on how to change a tire out there, you will gain the confidence to try it yourself. Most likely you’ll never have to use that knowledge, but it’s better to be prepared than left stranded. Just make sure you have all the necessary tools in your car and, of course, a proper spare.

As you can see, you don’t need a degree to be a responsible car owner and take good care of your ride. Most of these things are easy to learn and require no investment of time, strength or money, but they will turn you into a safer and more confident woman driver.

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  1. Hyun Jang NimDecember 26, 2021

    Wow these are good guidelines. Very helpful especially to someone like me who don't have enough knowledge about cars.

  2. These are very helpful tips Ms.Jen.
    Especially to those who are planning to have their own car.
    Yes to all of these for our safety.

  3. Really appreciate it! Always thankful for giving us tips and information


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