When should I get My Car Serviced?
These days, most modern vehicles will light up your dashboard to remind you that your car is due for a service, but what if your car is a few years old and doesn’t include these features?
You are probably wondering things such as; When should I get my car serviced? Should I service it myself? And why should I Bother Servicing my car??
How often should my car be serviced?
The best piece of advice here is to check your owner’s manual.This will specify how frequently your car should be serviced and the most important components and systems for checking.
For older cars, an oil and filter change is necessary every six months or 10,000km (whichever comes sooner) at an absolute minimum.
What does a car service include?
- The engine oil being changed
- Replacement of the engine oil filter
- A thorough safety check
- Top up of Coolant
- Checking the water Levels of the car
Why should I have my car serviced regularly?
Regardless of how well you care for your car, all cars need professional servicing.
Cars that are not regularly serviced are more likely to breakdown and have their owners pay excessive amounts for car repairs.
What are some of the ways that I can reduce my running costs?
At home you can:
- Check your tyre pressure
- Check your oil, water and coolant levels
- Check your lights
Whatever you do, dont ignore work that needs to be done. Delaying preventive maintenance or obvious problems, sounds, or leaks will inevitably lead you to more expensive and time-consuming repairs down the road.
For vehicle servicing that is convenient with great service contact Mechanics at Work on 0435 812 747. Our service also includes a 6 monthly reminder to let you know that your vehicle is due for service. We work on all vehicle types and we are mobile so we will come out to you!
Publisher: Mechanics At Work
Date Published: Aug 3 2017 9:40AM
Date Edited: Jul 31 2018 11:16AM