In: Home & Family28 Aug 2013
Due to technological development, cars of today do not need as much attention as it did several decades ago. The intervals for when parts need to be changed or repaired have certainly diminished. This does not equate to zero maintenance. Cars, like any other machine, need a bit of upkeep to guarantee its smooth performance. It might be a nuisance to some busy individuals but here’s a thought. A far greater nuisance would be to have to tow your vehicle when it breaks down in the middle of traffic.
Consistent inspection guarantees that cars in good running condition. Yet at the first note or sign of that new sound or noise that an auto owner detects when driving – they should make a prompt phone call to book that service appointment. Some dealers even make it easy- or in 2013 via a smart phone Blackberry,iPhone or android smart phone “app”. Self-service gas stations have removed that service when a mechanic was sure to notice a leaky hose or a clogged filter. These days most car owners only have time to have a mechanic poke under the hood, when the car breaks down. The burden is on the car owner’s shoulders to initiate assessment on parts that easily wear and to schedule regular maintenance checks. Some components that need to be habitually replaced are motor oil, automatic transmission fluid, coolant, filters, suspension and brake components. These elements are exposed to repeated heat, rubbing, extreme pressure, pounding and corrosion. Yet still with miles & miles of driving , and especially if you live in a severe climate with cold winters like northern Manitoba Canada you are guaranteed that with the km you will be pricing out and doing the comparison shopping on the auto pages of websites of new & used auto dealers. Its a fact of life with the territory and km. Yet all in all its about obtaining reliable transportation for your family , personal and family errands and perhaps to get you to your place of employment on time.
Regular inspection can identify potential problems from a leaky hose down to a frayed fan belt. Being aware of a deteriorating condition is certainly an advantage. Here are some components that easily deteriorate: motor oil, coolant, filters, suspension, various engine and automatic transmission. Any area that experiences much heat, pounding, corrosion, rubbing and high pressure can wear at a faster rate than other parts. These are the most basic areas where new and old drivers alike, need to focus on during maintenance checks.
Factory recommendation is for an oil change after intervals of 7,500 – 10,000 miles. Filter changes should be done every other oil drain. The protective additives in motor oil become depleted after 3,000 – 4,000 miles of driving, wear quickly happens after such. There are benefits in regularly inspecting your vehicles.
It costs a lot of money to purchase an automobile, all the more to repair major damages. No one needs to be told how much a neglected car can run up your bill when major trouble has already taken place. By keeping your car well-maintained, you will avoid unnecessary expenses and protect your investment at the same time. A car that’s in good running condition doesn’t waste fuel and is reliable. The owner is guaranteed that it will not break down unexpectedly. When it’s time to get an emissions test, you can be certain that your vehicle will pass with flying colors. As it is a major investment, when faced with an opportunity to sell or trade it your car, you can retain a greater value against a poorly maintained vehicle.
No doubt dealership factory trained service techs will tell youwith the engine off and the car parked on a level surface. Shinder at Bosh Auto recommends . If you add oil, don’t overfill, which can damage the engine.