Car Sales - Importance of Maintenance

Car Sales - Importance of Maintenance

Although servicing your vehicle is not a legal requirement, there are a number of good reasons why you should consider getting your car serviced on a regular basis.

Regular servicing on your car can help to identify potential future problems before they get worse and more expensive. Just because a car feels ok, it doesn’t automatically mean all is working as well as it should be. As the miles clock-up so too does the wear and tear, but because deterioration is often gradual and hidden out of sight, motorists may not see and feel the change.  By servicing your car you will; Keeping your loved ones safe, saving money in the future and Maintaining vehicle value. 

How often should you service your car?

As a general rule of thumb it is recommended that your car receives a full service every 12,000 miles or every 12 months.
Here is the type of services offered and when we recommend you take your car in to be checked;
Service Type
Service Interval
Essential Car Care
When oil and filter need replacement
Interim Service
Every 6 months or 6,000 miles (whichever comes first)
Full Service
Every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first)
Manufacturer Service
As per manufacturer service schedule
Regular servicing can help to keep your car running smoothly and identify potential problems early on, reducing the risk of more serious and costly problems in the future.

When is my car service due?

Check your vehicle log book to see when you last received a servicing stamp. Your vehicle manufacturer will suggest an appropriate interval or number of miles travelled until your next recommended service in your hand book. Many modern cars feature on-board computers which keep track of when your car service is due. 

    Common maintenance

          Maintenance tasks commonly carried out during a motor vehicle service include:

                      Change the engine oil

                      Replace the oil filter

                      Replace the air filter

                      Replace the fuel filter

                      Replace the cabin filter

                      Replace the spark plugs

                      Tune the engine

                      Check level and refill brake fluid/clutch fluid

                      Check Brake Pads/Liners, Brake Discs/Drums, and replace if worn out.

                      Check level and refill power steering fluid

                      Check level and refill Automatic/Manual Transmission Fluid

                      Grease and lubricate components

                      Inspect and replace the timing belt or timing chain if needed

                      Check condition of the tires

                      Check for proper operation of all lights, wipers etc.

                      Check for any Error codes in the ECU and take corrective action.

                      Wash the vehicle and clean the interiors.

      When experiencing any form of car trouble it is important that you immediately have your car checked. By doing so you will be able to prevent any huge damage to your car. There is a reason why the safety system in your car is installed. It is there to inform you of any problems or mechanical failures that your car is having.

      Publisher: Changing Cars
      Date Published: Aug 31 2017 9:47AM
      Date Edited: Aug 31 2017 11:37AM