Ensuring you have a comprehensive car maintenance schedule and adhering to it can help make your vehicle run a lot more efficiently. More importantly, however, is that we can help ensure that all of the critical components of the vehicle are running smoothly or functioning optimally.
Ensuring your vehicle (and family) are as safe as possible while driving.
Every day, Australian’s are involved in accidents due to faulty brake system, poor
tire treads, and worn out drive belts, to name a few. This results it injury, trauma, stress and casualties.
Basic car maintenance, while it doesn’t prevent accidents directly, can help improve
your safety and that of others whenever you take to the road.
Improve Reliability and Performance
There are parts of each car that are naturally more vulnerable to wear. Performing regular maintenance checks, you can help ensure the optimum functioning of these parts so that there is less chance something breaks unexpectedly and you are left stranded or without a car. We can also pre plan for repairs and replacements of parts as we can monitor the wear and tear. This allows you to work the associated costs into your budget before and you are prepared.
Save on Expensive repair costs
How much does an average car maintenance cost? The actual cost actually depends on the type of vehicle, your driving habits, and the various types of products that you use in your maintenance. As stated above, if you perform regular car maintenance and checks (especially for older cars) it can help you avoid costly repairs from major problems, because either they could be avoided or pre planned for before they break!
Improved Resale Value
A well-maintained car is the easiest way to demand higher value in the resale market than a car that has been obviously neglected.
Also, potential car buyers are now more meticulous about their choices. And with the growth of online markets like Carsales and Gumtree it is easy to compare and have access to a lot of cares the same as your own. You need to stand out!
With the advancement of the internet Even those who only have a basic understanding of cars can be quite thorough and would like to see records of maintenance activities performed on the car they would like to buy.
Being able to prove that your car is well-maintained tells the buyer that you are taking good care of it and there are less areas the buyer can haggle the price down.
Reduce Roadside Emergencies & Dangers
We’re pretty sure some of us, if not all, have already experienced having a flat tire or an overheating
engine while on the road. We then must pull over and make quick fixes, that’s if, it can be fixed immediately at all. In many cases most people are left with no choice but to call for roadside assistance, someone to jump start our car, or even a towing service. The point is that many of these roadside emergencies can actually be prevented just by adhering to a periodic maintenance schedule of your car. It is a lot cheaper and won’t make a dent on your average car maintenance cost.
Read your owners manual!
How many of you are guilty of never opening the owner’s manual that comes with your car (or worse, don’t know where it is!).
The thing is that there are a lot of information in the owner’s manual that pertains to how you can optimize the performance and functioning of your vehicle. It also gives you information on the things that need to be checked, how these should be checked, also some signs and symptoms you need to assess further, and when
you need to perform these checks. There are also recommendations on what models or types of parts and accessories you can put into your car.
Things like tire pressure, the type of light bulb to use in headlights and signal lights, as well as the type of oil you need to put into your engine, among others are all found in your owner’s manual. If the vehicle you bought doesn’t come with a
manual, as is often the case in second-hand vehicles, you can still obtain a copy of the manual from the vehicle manufacturer itself. Alternatively, you can search the internet and download the owner’s manual of your vehicle.
Using the wrong parts or products on your car can seriously undermine its road-worthiness. It may not show immediately, but over time, problems can arise. By then, you’d be faced with very
expensive repairs that include replacement parts and labour. In some cases the cost of repairs is too high that you’re better off buying a new car.
Some key tips to ensure your car is maintained correctly.
Please note, that most of these should be carried out by a licensed mechanic or authorised repairer. Most of the below are ticked off in many of Titan Autos services giving you piece of mind!
- Inspect your vehicle on a regular basis
- Learn the meaning of different warning light indicators
- Check tire pressures
- Check tread depth
- Rotate tires and have the alignment checked
- Check drive belts
- Check oil levels
- Check engine coolant level
- Take note of fuel economy
- Replace engine air filter
- Replace spark plugs
- Stick to the octane rating recommended by car manufacturer
- Use superior detailing supplies
- Check battery terminals and ensure contacts are clean
- Replace broken indicator bulbs
- Replace windshield wipers
- Replace cabin air filter
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