One of the most important things you can do at home for your car is keep an eye on fluid levels. Before they become drivers, teach your teens how to safely check various fluids under the hood of your car, including engine oil, coolant, and windshield wiper fluid. Make sure they know which caps are for which fluids, as well as the proper way to use the engine oil dipstick to monitor the oil’s condition and level.
Knowing how to keep up with regular maintenance is key to keeping a car healthy. The sooner your teen knows how to monitor a car’s health, the better they’ll be able to take care of a car once they’re drivers. Plus, there are times when they may have to top off fluids like engine oil on their own in a pinch to help prevent damage to the car.