Benefits of regular car maintenanceDecember 15, 2022
Car maintenance is often viewed as a hassle. It’s one of those things that you just never want to do. That being said, it is essential for the health and safety of your vehicle and therefore the health and safety of you. Let’s take a look at the benefits of car maintenance.
What is ‘regular maintenance’?
Regular car maintenance is the act of maintaining the well-being of your car. This includes oil changes, fluid inspection and top-ups, filter replacements, tire rotations and most importantly brake inspections. Even if there is nothing wrong with your car, you should always take it in for regular maintenance and check ups.
Maintenance helps increase the longevity of your car because you can fix issues before they become problems. Regular checks help prevent your car from breaking down, which can cause big issues if you are not near help. It helps keep you safer and you won’t need to worry about your car malfunctioning. It also saves you money in the long run. Check out our blog on How to prolong your car’s life for more information.
How to know what type of maintenance is the most important
Knowing what type of maintenance you need is a big part of keeping your car in line. In order to keep costs low, you need to be aware of the optimal time for your check ups. For starters, brake maintenance is absolutely crucial. Your brakes need to be at their prime all the time in order to guarantee your car’s safety. If you think your brakes need to be replaced, talk to one of our representatives.
Another major factor when it comes to maintaining your vehicle is engine oil and coolant levels. You must ensure that your engine oil and coolant are both intact and at appropriate levels. Insubstantial lubrication is a big cause of engine wear and damage. Filters are another big one on the topic of maintenance. Getting rid of dust and debris helps keep your HVAC system in good condition. Finally, it’s important to keep an eye on tire pressure and depth. If your tires aren’t good, your drive won’t be good. Simple as that.
How to stay on a good maintenance schedule
The best trick to keeping up with your car maintenance is keeping track of your mileage. Make it a habit that every 10,000 kilometres you take your car in for a full inspection.
Good questions to ask when getting your car maintained
It’s normal to have questions when getting your car maintained. The two most important questions you should always ask your mechanic are:
- How much life is left in my brakes, my tires and my oil?
- Does my vehicle have any trouble spots that I should keep an eye on?
We’ve said it before and we will say it again: make maintenance a priority.