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8 Super Reliable Bug Out Vehicle (BOV) Maintenance Tips
8 Super Reliable8 Super Reliable
Bug Out Vehicle (BOV)Bug Out Vehicle (BOV)
Maintenance TipsMaintenance Tips
By Ken Jensen
To keep your vehicle in top notch
condition, follow the list of basic
Check FluidsCheck Fluids
• Check your oil levels at a
minimum of a 2 week interval.
• Make absolutely sure you are
using the proper viscosity for
the vehicle and season.
• Every 3 months, you should
change it completely.
Keeping Your Oil Fresh is Super Important
Change Intake and Fuel FiltersChange Intake and Fuel Filters
• A clean fuel filter will save
you from thousands of dollars
in engine damage. It will also
allow more clean fuel to hit
the engine cylinders and
combust, thereby providing
• It is a good idea to check
these filters when you change
Keep Your Engine Powerful with
Clean Intake-Air and fuel Filters
Check TiresCheck Tires
A Maintained Tire Provides Safety and Durability
• Check your tire pressures, by knocking them, every trip you take. Use a pressure
gauge to determine your tire pressure (when the tires are cold) and look at the
tread liners for tire wear, as well as uneven wear. Don’t forget to check your spare
when you do this.
Check BatteriesCheck Batteries
• Check the fluid level in any
unsealed batteries you may be
using. Clean the terminals
monthly, or at least when you
change your oil.
Maintain Your Power Center,
Check BrakesCheck Brakes
• Every year, you should check
your brake pads. I actually
recommend doing so every
time you rotate your tires.
When they get low, you
should replace them.
Stop On a Dime with Properly
Clean RadiatorClean Radiator
Flush Your Radiator for Ultimate Heat
• A dirty radiator will cause your engine to
explode! When it is cold, an impure
radiator can freeze expanding and causing
damage. It can also cause your engine to
overheat because there is no flow to
transfer heat from the engine to the
radiator and to the air.
• You should be flushing the heater core
while you are doing your radiator.
Change WipersChange Wipers
Fresh Wipers are as Important as Glasses
• If you have worn wiper blades, you can’t see! It never fails, the day that I decide
to wait on changing wipers is the day the bottom drops out of the sky, and I can’t
see at all.
Change Air FilterChange Air Filter
Stay Comfortable With a Clean Air Filter
• The air filter for your heating and air in
your vehicle is usually extremely easy
to get to and even easier to change
out. No, this isn’t critical to your car’s
operation, but it sure beats letting it
get dirty, then having your fan fail,
resulting in no heating or air in
Keep Your Bug-Out Vehicle (BOV)Keep Your Bug-Out Vehicle (BOV)
Maintained for Perfect OperationMaintained for Perfect Operation
Just take the time to do the basic maintenance
outlined here and you stand a fighting chance.
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