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Why You Should Read Your Car Manual

When you buy a new appliance or technological device, it is always wise to skim over the instructions. The same goes for buying a car. Every automaker issues a thick handbook that goes with your vehicle’s specific make and model. If you want to take care of your investment, we highly urge you to read and use the owner’s manual. Today, we will discuss the benefits of reading the manufacturer's manual. 


The owner’s manual will give you ALL the information you’ll need to know about your car – including how to maintain it, when to expect repairs, and tips and tricks to keep it in the best shape. You will definitely learn a thing or two about your car. Here are all the reasons why you should look into the owner’s handbook:

Vehicle Maintenance Schedule

The vehicle’s manual will have a very detailed list of maintenance items your car will need in its lifetime. Additionally, it will define the repair and cleaning techniques that you can use. Every car runs on different types of brake pads, batteries, spark plugs, motor oil, and more. If you don’t know what kind of product to pick up for your car, you should always refer to the manual for help. 

Understanding Your Car Parts

Cars are made with thousands of different parts. There’s mechanical, electrical, and technological systems with many moving components. If you need to locate a specific part, you can always look at the manual. With the help of the handbook, you’ll have no problem locating parts. Furthermore, you’ll have the knowledge in understanding what each part does.

Initial Setup 

Most cars today are advanced enough to where you can adjust any settings to tailor to your needs. This can help you improve your driving experience and get your money’s worth. If you want to know how to adjust the volume of the tone that your car makes when it locks or how to set your headlights on automatic mode, you can find that in the manual. By looking at the manual, you can understand how to customize all kinds of settings.


There’s also the safety aspect of reading the car manual. From understanding your vehicle’s warning lights to airbag systems, the handbook will have all that information laid out. The safety aspect of the book can help you when you’re broken on the side of the road. 


All in all, you should read your car manual to keep yourself, your car, and your loved ones safer on the road. For all your automotive maintenance and repair needs, we welcome you to Preferred Auto & Fleet Service.

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