Originally Posted by TheMaster
You must be kidding. Thats why I take it to the dealer.
+1! I'm not that anal retentive. Damn thing monitors tire pressure for me, so why bother? Light comes on before eyeballing it can tell a difference, and I don't have time to check it each day. Not only that, but I get 30+ degree temp swings in NY so what's the point? lol The pressure might drop over night, and be back up by noon.
There's no way in hell I'm checking the oil every 2 weeks.
Only real way I know to check for metal particles is pulling the drain plug. So that's essentially changing the oil twice a month. I hated when I drove enough to do it ONCE a month let alone any more often!
Raditor's a sealed system. Unless the temp gauge shoots up, runs high, or steam comes out from under the hood I never check it. Ok, maybe I check the over flow while I'm adding washer fluid sometimes. But that's it. My 10 yr old car has had zero radiator problems so what's the point?
Maybe if I hit something I'd check it afterwards, but on a new truck? It's not going to rust or rot in 1-3 yrs.
Fuses are checked when something doesn't work. They either work or don't. Only thing "abnormal" I've seen is blown ones, but I consider that "normal" for a fuse needing to be replaced after I did something. If I'm not mucking about with the electrics, then nothing should blow. How often do fuses actually blow under normal circumstances? I've never had one go without me shorting a couple wires, accidentally hitting one of the battery terminals with a wrench, or running something too big off the cig plug with the radio playing.