A DIY Car Maintenance Program

A DIY car maintenance program can prevent auto breakdowns during vacation, including diagrams of what to check under the hood: battery, wipers, brakes, shocks, tires, lights and exhaust.

TRANSMISSION FLUID: If your car's equipped with automatic drive, refer to the owner's manual, then check the fluid level. Avoid overfilling or underfilling. DRIVE TRAIN: Worn universal or constant-velocity joints can pose a hazard. Check for excessive play in the drive shaft. More than a fraction of an inch is too much.