When you purchase a car, a dealer gives you some recommendations on how to maintain it, and one of them is the required maintenance. There is a schedule that describes the mileage that the maintenance ought to be performed at and the parts that have to be replaced.
How to service your car? The reason why the scheduled maintenance is performed is that, parts that wear off ought to be replaced. Some of them are made from rubber and plastic and require frequent replacement; some are made of metals and wear off much slower. Be that as it may, eventually almost all of them ought to be replaced.
- Usually maintenance is done every 30 000 miles and it involves parts like spark fittings, wires and timing belts. After the certain mileage water siphons and other major parts are replaced in order to avoid failure and further damage.
- Apart from the scheduled maintenance, there are things that you should look after. They are: oil change, liquid change and level monitoring, tire rotation, tire pressure, lubrication, cleaning and maintaining paint.
- Oil level is one of the main things you need to keep an eye on. It reduces the friction and allows the engine parts to operate easily. On the off chance that there is not enough oil in the system or it is too old, it will lose the lubrication properties and will eventually damage your engine. So make sure you change it every 3000-5000 miles and check the levels frequently.
- Systems in your car use liquids to operate. Examples are: brakes, steering and cooling and heating. These are all closed systems, meaning there is no chance to get for the liquids to evaporate or leak as long as the system is maintained properly. So on the off chance that you see that one of them has been reduced, make sure you consult with the professional. Do not attempt to fix it on your own.
- Coolant is used in your cooling system and it keeps the engine from overheating. On the off chance that there is not enough coolant in your system, the engine will overheat and it may cause gasket damage. Make sure you check the liquid levels every occasionally and always check them when you go in for an oil change.
- Tire rotation assures an equal wear for your tires. Proper tire pressure will keep your tires from being damaged and will improve your mileage. Inside the driver’s door, there is a chart that rundowns among other things the proper tire pressure for the front and rear wheels. Make sure you adhere to those instructions.
- As far as washing is concerned, use car shampoos; they are specially designed to prevent damage to the paint. Regular soaps will make you paint fade faster.
- These are the tips you can follow to avoid major damage and problems with your vehicle. Be careful and pay attention. Once in a while look for possible leaks under the car and circumvent it to check for damages.
- If you follow these tips, you will have a well maintained vehicle.