Importance of Auto Preventive Maintenance
Cars is one of the most expensive things that people invest on because they are reliable mode of transportation and they can get where you want to go. 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. Ever since cars were invented, manufacturers are always reminding their customers to have regular maintenance checks for a smooth and stress-free driving experience, prolonging the life of your vehicle as well. Modern engineering allows car manufacturers to determine the life expectancy of your car and its components, enabling them to come up with a systematic schedule for lubrication, fluids, and parts that needs to be replaced.
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). For new cars, as the engine goes through the first few hundred kilometers or break-in period, the engine’s block tolerances are removed and the metal parts and other debris must be flushed out with oil change, so it should be done once it reaches 1,000 km, another after 4,000 km, and every after 5,000 km. Diesel-powered engines require oil-change every 5,000 kilometers. People on a tight budget neglect filter replacement but it should be done at the same time the oil is changed. A typical car engine has several belts including the drive belt, power steering belt, fan belt, and the timing belt, that needs replacement to avoid loss of electrical power, overheating, heavy steering, and mechanical breakdown. A car battery’s guaranteed lifespan for a brand new car is usually two to three years with the replacement batteries having 12-, 15, and 21-month end-of-life cycles, so you must change your battery as soon as its warranty expires.
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. Your car’s brakes are very important to keep you and your family safe, so regular check-ups are important to ensure that it is in good condition. 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!