Getting to know your owner's manual is easy and beneficial. Your owner's manual is going to be tailored specifically to your car, which makes finding the information you are looking for quick and straightforward.
Some things you will find in the owners manual will include:
Maintenance Schedule - Understanding your vehicle's specific maintenance schedule can help guard against unnecessary repairs ("up-selling"). And will also let you know when important services are due such as - timing belts, transmission fluid service, spark plug replacement, and tire rotations. Missing these service items can lead to costly breakdowns and shorten the overall life of the vehicle.
Simple Services and Do- It-Yourself - Learn everything from how to open the hood to how to check and add fluids and replace many light bulbs, fuses, wiper blades, and simple filters, saving you time and money.
How To Change A Flat Tire - You can find step by step directions on how to change a flat tire on your specific vehicle. Everything you need to know from beginning to end will be in that little book, step by step, with pictures.
How To Jump Start Your Car - Step by step instructions that include pictures and clearly outlines the "do's" and "don'ts" of this sometimes intimidating task.
Warning Lights - The owner's manual will give you an understanding of what each warning light means, when to worry and when to pull over.
Proper Fluids - Find out if your vehicle requires more expensive synthetic fluids before you go in for an oil change. This way, you won't be sold unnecessary upgraded fluids.
Fun Facts - Other information will include: - How much your car weighs - Average MPG - How much it can tow - Its overall detentions - Tire size - How it should be towed - How the air bag system works - How to properly install a car seat - How to drive in different weather conditions... and so much more!!
Your owner's manual will provide you with so much information... and it's much easier than asking Google.
(If your vehicle did not come with an owner's manual, I very much recommend tracking one down. Ebay is the best place to look, and most manuals will cost $10-$20 for older vehicles, and $35-$45 for newer vehicles... worth every penny)