Back from a Road Trip in the UAE? Follow This Car Maintenance Checklist!

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Going on road trips in the UAE is a great way to spend some quality time with the people you care about, explore new places, and have epic adventures. But you should also keep in mind that your car needs some maintenance after long trips. The best way to make sure your car keeps running smoothly is to service it properly after every trip. CarSwitch.com, an online marketplace where you can buy and sell your car in Dubai, has compiled eight tips to do so.

1. Clean every inch of your car 

Your car picks up a lot of dust, dirt, insects and other undesirable things on long road trips. Apart from affecting aesthetics, they can eat away at your paint and mess with your car’s functioning. A thorough cleaning session, inside and out, with specialized products, should remedy this. 

2. Check the treads of your tires

Your tires can wear down after being in constant contact with the road for a long time. That’s why it’s important to make sure that the treads of your tires are still in good condition. If your tires have worn down too much, then you should change them as soon as possible.

3. Use a fuel stabilizer for the tank

Add a fuel stabilizer to your gas tank. This way, if your car remains unused for a while after a long trip the fuel will remain fresh and it will also prevent corrosion.

4. Fill up your car’s fluids

After a long trip, your car’s fluids are probably depleted. Make sure to check them and replenish them.

5. Change your oil

Long trips put an excess strain on the engine, so be sure to change your oil to keep it running smoothly.

6. Replace or repair the wiper blades

If you faced a lot of rain while travelling, your car’s wiper blades probably got used more. Hence, it is always a good idea to get them replaced when you come back.

7. Perform a full diagnostics check-up

After a long trip, it is always good to get all of your car’s systems checked. Assess everything from the quality of the filter to engine health. 

8. Check if your brakes are working fine

A long trip is bound to bring a lot of wear and tear to your car’s brakes. Do not ignore any sounds or discrepancies you notice when driving your car, and get your brakes checked immediately. 

While these tips will surely help you keep your car well-maintained and ready for your next road trip, you should also consider buying reliable cars that won’t break down in the middle of the road. CarSwitch.com offers a variety of certified and pre-inspected used cars for sale in Dubai. Start shopping!

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