Understanding the Importance of Regular Automobile Maintenance
Cars are expensive investment and having car problems also warrant expensive repair services. Car trouble causes too much stress and hassle, and they normally happen at the most inconvenient times when heading to work or meeting with a client. Regular preventive maintenance check-up is an essential aspect of caring for your car, to prolong its life and have a safe and enjoyable driving experience. With the advent of modern engineering, car manufacturers are able to determine the life expectancy of car components or parts, thus creating a list of systematic schedule of car lubrication, fluids, and part replacement or topping-up.
The preventive maintenance schedule can be found on the warranty booklet of a car, with the maintenance visits done at the dealership where the car was purchased. When it comes to the preventive maintenance schedule in generally involves topping-up or replacement of clutch, bulbs, brakes, bearings,belts (fan, timing, steering and aircon), fluid (clutch, brake, cooling, steering), oil (transmission, engine, and differential, filters (air, fuel, transmission, oil, air-con), and lubrication (wheel bearings). Car manufacturers usually advise new car owners to have oil change once they reach the first 1,000 km so small metal parts are flushed out after the break-in period, another after 4,000 km, and then after every 5,000 km. Diesel-powered engines require oil-change every 5,000 kilometers. The oil filter must be replaced together with the oil, but this is often overlooked most especially for those who have a tight budget. An engine’s belt is usually made of rubber and they can degrade in time, so they must be replaced to avoid overheating, mechanical breakdown, heavy steering, and loss of electrical power. Car batteries of modern brand new cars can last between 2 to 3 years.
The transmission is an important part of any vehicle, and having oil flushes and regular checkups are ways to keep your transmission in good shape. You brakes keep you and your family safe from roadside accidents, so regular checkups are essential to prevent damage to your rotors and save you money in the long run. In order to extend the life of your tires, they should always have the correct pressure, and rotation of all tires including your spare tire must be done once you reach every 5,000 km or so for even wearing out. Clarke Auto can help you find an experienced, reputable, reliable, and trusted mechanic, so come and view our homepage or website for more details. Our mechanics are professionals with the right credentials, experience, and training to handle the problems of your vehicle. Toyota Sienna services are your ultimate car repair specialists!