Check the oil: Use the dipstick to check your fluids. Pull, clean and pull again to see the oil level. Change your oil every 7,500 miles.
- Positive on the good battery
- Positive on the bad battery
- Negative on the good battery
- Then ground the last negative on a metal part of the car
Read the Manual: It is the bible of your car (and can help you find that hidden jack!).
Pressure Gauge: Lets you check your tire safety. Only useful if you open your door and see the recommended psi.
Changing a Tire: Your jack and spare are often hidden in a secret compartment in the back or trunk of your vehicle. Make sure you loosen the lugnuts before you jack the tire fully off of the ground so that they tire won’t spin.
And never ever: Confuse the handbrake with your seat controls!
If you see those flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror, stay calm and follow these tips:
• Pull over to the right hand shoulder of the road.
• Roll down your window (do not get out of your car) and address the officer courteously.
• Have your license, car registration and insurance card ready to hand to the officer.
• Answer all questions honestly.
Begging and crying might get you out of a speeding ticket it it’s your first one, but it could also just make the officer angry. The best way to avoid a traffic citation is to follow the rules and stay within the speed limit.