Does your car go to the doctor as regularly as you do — for oil changes, tune-ups, and inspections? Or are you running on a tire and a prayer — hoping to God the thing doesn’t die on you in the middle of a long trip? Get organized and get on a regular maintenance schedule!
oil level — add oil if low and check for leaks
hoses — replace if bulging, rotten, or brittle
belts — replace if worn, frayed, or glazed
tire pressure — add air if low
coolant or antifreeze — add more if low
air filter — replace if dirty
inspect tires for leaks, damage, bulges, or uneven wear
oil and oil filter — change every 3,000 miles
windshield washer fluid — add fluid if low
battery and power steering fluid — add fluid if low
brake fluid — add fluid if low
transmission fluid — add fluid if low
battery terminals and cables — clean if corroded
wiper blades — replace if worn, brittle, or smeary
make sure headlights, brake lights, and turn signals work
make sure horn works properly
inspect brakes for wear and tear or “slippage”
make sure spare tire is fully inflated
inspect exhaust system for rust, damage, or loose parts
inspect shock absorbers for oil seepage or wearClick here for reuse options!
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Ramona Creel is an award-winning 15-year veteran organizer and member of the National Association Of Professional Organizers. As well as having birthed “The A-To-Z Of Getting Organized,” Ramona is also the author of “The Professional Organizer’s Bible: A Slightly Irreverent And Completely Unorthodox Guide For Turning Clutter Into A Career”—and the creator of more than 200 “quick-start” business tools and templates for use by productivity professionals. She writes seven different blogs, has worked with hundreds of clients, and has delivered scores of presentations on getting organized. Ramona resides on the roads of America as a full-time RVer—living and working in a 29-foot Airstream. Learn more at and RamonaCreel.com.
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