Quiz: Can You Get At Least 30/35 On This Car Maintenance 101 Quiz?
Can You Get At Least 30/35 On This Car Maintenance 101 Quiz?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

Are you ready to go fast? Then put your car knowledge to the test with this mechanically minded quiz. From appreciators of old vintage classics like 60s Corvettes and Aston Martins to those who just know that their car gets them to work and back, everyone needs to know a little basic car maintenance. Whether you go on long road trips or to the grocery store and back, knowing your way around a car can get you out of all sorts of potentially sticky situations.   

A lot goes into making a car that works and even more goes into keeping it running. Cars can take up a lot of time, money and energy to keep up, but when they run perfectly it's all worth it. People love and need their cars. In fact, in the United States of America alone, there are over 250 million cars on the road. While this seems like a massive number, it doesn't even crack the top 10 when it comes to countries with the most cars. Despite America's infamous car culture, a number of countries around the world have more cars per person and some even more cars than people! In the European microstate of San Marino, for every 1000 people, there are roughly 1,200 cars!      

If you think you have what it takes to get a car roadworthy, put the pedal to the metal with this quiz! 

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How often should you rotate your tires?
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Is it true that driving a car too little is bad for it?
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Can bird poop damage your paint job?
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Loose mufflers are potentially:
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Should you drive a car that smells like gasoline?
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What can you use to check your tire tread?
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Drivers can easily check their ________ level.
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If your car smells like rotten eggs or sulfur, what is no longer working?
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Make sure your engine is _______ before you check the coolant.
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What should you do before doing any work on your car involving the electrical system?
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What shouldn't you touch when changing headlight bulbs?
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How often should you change your oil?
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When choosing tires, consider the _________.
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You need to check your oil level and __________.
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What should you clean your car battery with?
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How often should you have your spark plugs changed?
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Is preventative maintenance important?
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Do you have to be an expert to replace the air filter in most cars?
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If you don't maintain your car's oil, what will happen?
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How can you check your tire pressure?
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How often should your car get maintenance checks?
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Which of these is a fluid in a car which you should check regularly?
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How do you know if engine belts need to be replaced?
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You need new brakes if your current brakes are:
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What are signs you need new tires?
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If your car smells like burnt toast while driving, what should you do?
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Is brake dust bad for your car?
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Which is worse for car batteries?
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If something in your car smells sickeningly sweet, you are smelling:
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How often should you have your timing belt and accessory drive belt replaced?
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How often should you check tire pressure?
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