What Exactly is the Preventative Maintenance of Your Car?
Thursday, August 16, 2018
If you own a car then the most important thing you need to do is pay attention to its preventative maintenance.
These maintenance sessions keep your car up and running. Above all, this maintenance timely sorts out the small problems in your car before they turn into big ones. That’s perhaps the single most important benefit of preventative maintenance.
Preventative maintenance of your car involves a couple of inspections, services and repairs that may be able to prevent you and your car from any potential damage. These services relate to lubrication, cleaning, adjustments, testing, and changing the parts that have worn out.
Here’s what you need to get done when you go for preventative maintenance of your car.
Many people believe that the oil in the car needs to be changed after every 3,000 miles, but that may not be the wisest thing to do if your car demands the oil to be changed more quickly. Thus, having your car checked by a professional service will guide you about when you should get its oil changed.
Belt & Fluid Inspection
The fluids in your car need to be checked. These might include the following:
Also, you need to get your serpentine belt checked at regular intervals. Usually it needs to be changed after your car has traveled 60,000 to 40,000 miles, but you need to make sure if your car can rely on the engine belt for that long or not. If you don’t, you might experience a more severe problem with your car’s engine belt getting broken.
- Power steering
- Wiper fluid
- Transmission fluid
Get the treads of the tires checked if they’re wearing out evenly. You mustn’t wait for the tread of the tire to completely wear out. Driving with worn out tires is the last thing you need to be doing. Also, get the tires balanced and rotated, that will make them last longer. If the tires aren’t wearing out evenly, your car might need alignment also.
The air filter of your car’s engine needs to be replaced. The locations to where you’ve driven your car will determine how soon the air filter must be changed. Replacing the dirty air filter will prolong the life of your car’s engine and will have a positive impact on its performance.
Clean the Battery & Spark Plugs
The battery of your car needs to be checked for the mineral buildups on the contacts. These contacts need to be cleaned and the battery level should also be checked. Similarly, a professional auto service will also check the spark plugs. If they’re old or worn out, they should be replaced before they cause your car to break down.
Always keep in mind that a professional preventative maintenance of your car will save your money and will keep you safe on the road as well. It’s not a trick of some auto mechanics trying to get you to spend some money regularly. Preventative maintenance is really a benefit for you as a car owner. So don’t delay the maintenance of your car and contact Fleet Care today to schedule your services.
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