TIPS AND TRICKS
Even though CarShield is here to help protect you against paying for covered repairs, consistent maintenance is key to keeping your car up and running. Our "Tips and Tricks" series highlights useful information about how to prolong the life of your vehicle so you can do what we do here at CarShield TV: Drive On.
"Your lights are a direct communication to other vehicles around you and keep you safe during the day and night."
In order to communicate with other drivers and help prevent other vehicles from hitting your car, your car’s lights need to be functional. Additionally, if your lights are broken, there’s a chance you may be ticketed for it! Use Jason’t tips for how to check on your headlights, tail lights, turn signals, and brake lights by yourself so you can stay safe while you drive.Watch Now
"Just like you, your car’s engine needs to ‘breathe'."
Your car’s air filter catches debris before it reaches your engine, and keeping your car’s airway clear includes changing this filter at least once per year (maybe more often if you drive in certain conditions). But how can you tell it’s time to change your car air filter? And then how do you change your air filter? Jason lets you know in this video.Watch Now
"If your engine struggles to start, that’s your battery talking to you."
Your battery is one of the most essential parts of your car because it gives your car the power to do just about everything, including starting the engine. In this video, Jason walks you through the basics of how to check and maintain your battery so that you can prevent a car breakdown caused by a dead battery.Watch Now
"You need wiper blades to give you a clear line of sight so you can be safer on the road."
If you can’t see where you’re going when you drive, then safe driving is much more difficult to do. That’s why windshield wipers are so crucial to road safety no matter which vehicle you’re in. Luckily, this car part is very easy to check and replace! Let Jason walk you through the tips for checking and replacing your car’s windshield wipers.Watch Now
"Most modern cars will let you know when [tire pressure is off], but it’s a good habit to learn how and check for yourself."
Not only does having the right tire pressure potentially prevent flat or blown tires, the correct amount of air in your tires can also positively increase your fuel economy! This CarShield Tips & Tricks video teaches you how to check what PSI your tires need to be at and how to use a tire pressure gauge to see if your tires are at the recommended pressure.Watch Now
"Steam gushes from under the hood, scares the heck out of you, and—worse yet—you can fry your engine…that can easily be avoided."
Coolant helps remove excess heat from your running vehicle before you ruin your engine or cause other expensive damage to your car. Use this CarShield Tips & Tricks video from Jason to learn how to find your coolant reservoir so you can fill it to the recommended level. Use his advice to check for coolant problems, too!Watch Now
In order to keep your car at its peak performance, consistent maintenance is crucial. Our Drive On hosts outline how important it is to preserve your car’s exterior cleanliness and to have your car inspected routinely. That way, you can catch small issues before they become big problems.Watch Now
Get your road-tested and dad-approved vehicle care steps from Doug and Sonya! This essential car maintenance checklist was made to help you keep your car looking and running great in the long run. That way, you’re ready to roll no matter what comes your way.Watch Now
High altitudes, high temperatures…lots to do for your vehicle! Where you drive affects how you care for your car—especially when it comes to regional environment differences while driving! Sonya and Doug break down the basic steps you can follow to keep your vehicle safe when you encounter hilly terrains and hot locales.Watch Now