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. Manufacturers don’t fail to remind their customers about the importance of having their cars regularly checked for a hassle-free driving experience as well as prolonging the life of our cars. 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.
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 checks include regular topping-up or fluid replacement (clutch, brake, cooling, steering), oil (transmission, engine, and differential, filters (air, fuel, transmission, oil, air-con), lubrication (wheel bearings), belts (fan, timing, steering and aircon), clutch, bulbs, brakes, and bearings. New smaller vehicles require oil change as they reach the first 1,000 kilometers to flush out small debris from the break-in period, another oil change after 4,000 kilometers, and then after every 5,000 kilometers. For diesel-powered engines, the usual preventive maintenance schedule for oil-change is every 5,000 kilometers. Oil change should also include oil filter replacement. 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. Car batteries come with an end-life period, wherein new cars have between two to three years battery lifespan, and replacement batteries have 12-, 15, and 21-month end-of-life cycles.
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. If you are looking for a trusted, reliable, and reputable mechanic, Clarke Auto can help you by visiting our website now. If you have car problems or you need preventive maintenance check-ups, Clarke Auto can help you out through Toyota Sienna Service. Toyota Sienna Auto repair services are your best car rescuers!