Understanding the Importance of Regular Automobile Maintenance
Cars are expensive investment and having car problems also warrant expensive repair services. Car problems are stressful and frustrating, happening when you need your car the most such as when you are going to work, meeting a client, or picking up your kid from school. 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. Auto preventive maintenance involves following the systematic schedule of parts replacement, fluid changing or refilling, lubrication, and others.
You can find the preventive maintenance schedule or PMS on your car’s warranty, and maintenance visits can be done at the dealership or an auto shop. Preventive maintenance schedule include replacement or topping-up of belts (fan, timing, steering and aircon), fluid (clutch, brake, cooling, steering), oil (transmission, engine, and differential, filters (air, fuel, transmission, oil, air-con), lubrication (wheel bearings), clutch, bulbs, brakes, and 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. Oil change should also include oil filter replacement. 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.
To keep your transmission in good shape, regular preventive check-ups and oil change are important. 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. If you have car problems or you need preventive maintenance check-ups, Clarke Auto can help you out through Toyota Sienna Service. Toyota Sienna services are your ultimate car repair specialists!