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Keeping Your Sports Car in Shape

posted 4 Feb 2013, 06:04 by Manish Abraham   [ updated 4 Feb 2013, 06:04 ]
Making sure that your sports car is in shape all of the time is not difficult. All it takes is preventive maintenance to avoid the hassle of taking it to a repair shop when the engine suddenly dies or the lights in the control panel light up.

One of the leading car manufacturers in the world is BMW. Not everyone can afford to buy a sports car from this company but here are some tips that will help you maintain your sports car...

Before going out for a drive, it is wise to check the brakes, the tires, the oil and the steering system to make sure that everything is normal. If while driving the car, you hear a sound or noise that was not there before, take it to your mechanic or local repair shop to have it checked. 

Have the mechanic check all the parts or the of the ignition system, for example: check the spark plugs as their condition is a very good indicator of how the engine is performing. They should be changed every 100,000 miles but there is no harm in checking them every 30,000 miles just to be sure that everything is alright.

The rotor and distributor cap are made up of plastic which deteriorate over time due to wear and tear. To make sure that these are not causing any problems when starting the vehicle have them checked/\. 

The filter acts as a deterrent against rust and other harmful objects that may disrupt the performance of your vehicle. There several filters such as those for oil or fuel. These filters should be checked frequently  about every 3,000 miles.  

The cars mileage can be checked by calculating the amount of fuel purchased and the miles driven as shown by the odometer before and after fueling. If there is a sudden change in the number of miles per gallon, be concerned and take the car to the repair shop for analysis.

In the event that the cars sensor lights come on, pull the car over to the side of the road then call for help. There is a possibility that the problem can be remedied there or it may have to towed to a repair shop.

Even if sports cars come with better and smarter engines, the possibility of something going wrong is still there.  By taking every precaution, the driver can get to the place where he wants to go safely.