How Good Is Your Car Maintenance IQ?

Do you REALLY know how to properly care for a car, or should you make friends with an auto mechanic, just in case?
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Question 1/12

aeconline.org
How do you check your engine's oil level?
Remove the dipstick
Look at the gauge
Drain excess oil then observe oil level line
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Question 2/12

staticflickr.com
When you are jump-starting your car's battery, which cable/clamp colors are positive and negative?
Red is negative, black is positive.
Red is positive, black is negative.
Sometimes red is positive, sometimes it's negative - it varies.
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Question 3/12

carbuyersexpress.com
What tool is necessary to change a flat tire with ease?
Extra nuts and bolts
Screwdriver
Car jack
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Question 4/12

relayrides.com
Which of these is a fluid you should monitor and change regularly?
Spark plug fluid
Vent fluid
Antifreeze/coolant
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Question 5/12

singaporecarservicing.com
Is it recommended that spark plugs be changed?
Yes, but only on vehicles older than 20 years.
Yes, after a specified driving distance.
No, spark plugs are intended to only be charged, not changed.
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Question 6/12

wisegeek.com
Which of these is NOT a proven way to save the amount you spend on gas for your car?
Always purchase fuels and additives that are premium and advertise mileage increases.
Fill your tank at the coolest times of the day (late evening or early morning).
Limit using your air conditioner when driving in heavy city traffic.
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Question 7/12

carfinderservice.com
After which amount of time should you change your car's air filter?
After 4 months
After 1 year
Every time you change your oil
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Question 8/12

elise-shop.com
Which of the following is NOT a warning sign that your alternator needs to be changed?
Your headlights are dimming while driving.
There is a high-pitched noise when you press on your break pedal.
A perfectly good/new battery keeps running out of power.
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Question 9/12

flickr.com
Which of the following is NOT a practice recommended to properly maintain your car battery?
Use an anti-corrosion spray or battery lithium grease to prevent corrosion.
Avoid letting your car idle for more than 5 minutes at a time.
Drive your car for 1-2 hours, at least every 3 weeks, to fully charge your battery.
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Question 10/12

suzukiswift.info
What does ABS mean?
Air Bag Servicing
Anti-Brake System
Accelerator-Brake System
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Question 11/12

postimg.org
What does this warning light mean?
Oil Pressure Problem
Low Coolant Level
Powersteering Fluid Level Warning
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Question 12/12

ridelust.com
What does this warning light mean?
Your engine needs to be serviced.
Your vehicle has experienced an electrical problem upon starting.
The inflation in one of your tires is down 25% or more.
Result
You may want to befriend an auto mechanic soon because it seems like you may not know steering wheel from spare tire when it comes to cars! Not to worry though - your new mechanic best friend can always teach you!

C+, Car Problems

bankingsense.com
Right!
You know the ins and outs of a car and can solve a flat tire or dead battery problem! Keep learning and you'll be an expert mechanic soon.

B+, Novice Mechanic

repairtrust.com
Right!
Not only do you know how to change the oil or tire of a car, but you also know your way around under the hood and throughout the car's body and warning light system. I'd trust my car in your hands!

A+, Car Enthusiast

bonitavalleyautocare.com
Right!
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1
How do you check your engine's oil level?
Remove the dipstick
Look at the gauge
Drain excess oil then observe oil level line
2
When you are jump-starting your car's battery, which cable/clamp colors are positive and negative?
Red is negative, black is positive.
Red is positive, black is negative.
Sometimes red is positive, sometimes it's negative - it varies.
3
What tool is necessary to change a flat tire with ease?
Extra nuts and bolts
Screwdriver
Car jack
4
Which of these is a fluid you should monitor and change regularly?
Spark plug fluid
Vent fluid
Antifreeze/coolant
5
Is it recommended that spark plugs be changed?
Yes, but only on vehicles older than 20 years.
Yes, after a specified driving distance.
No, spark plugs are intended to only be charged, not changed.
6
Which of these is NOT a proven way to save the amount you spend on gas for your car?
Always purchase fuels and additives that are premium and advertise mileage increases.
Fill your tank at the coolest times of the day (late evening or early morning).
Limit using your air conditioner when driving in heavy city traffic.
7
After which amount of time should you change your car's air filter?
After 4 months
After 1 year
Every time you change your oil
8
Which of the following is NOT a warning sign that your alternator needs to be changed?
Your headlights are dimming while driving.
There is a high-pitched noise when you press on your break pedal.
A perfectly good/new battery keeps running out of power.
9
Which of the following is NOT a practice recommended to properly maintain your car battery?
Use an anti-corrosion spray or battery lithium grease to prevent corrosion.
Avoid letting your car idle for more than 5 minutes at a time.
Drive your car for 1-2 hours, at least every 3 weeks, to fully charge your battery.
10
What does ABS mean?
Air Bag Servicing
Anti-Brake System
Accelerator-Brake System
11
What does this warning light mean?
Oil Pressure Problem
Low Coolant Level
Powersteering Fluid Level Warning
12
What does this warning light mean?
Your engine needs to be serviced.
Your vehicle has experienced an electrical problem upon starting.
The inflation in one of your tires is down 25% or more.