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Car maintenance and service checklist

Car maintenance and service checklist

As a car owner, you know that it’s a major investment. You probably also know that taking care of your car to boost its lifespan is more than just about the satisfaction of driving a well-maintained car. Proper care will reduce the risk of incurring major expenses in the future. Here's a checklist to help you keep track of your car maintenance and increase its lifespan and efficiency.

 

Checking Spark Plugs

Checking Spark Plugs

 

One thing all cars need is regular oil changes and spark plug checks. Many people know about oil changes and think they’re keeping up with their vehicle's needs when they have them done, but spark plug checks are just as necessary.

 

Flushing the Coolant

Flushing the Coolant

 

Flushing the coolant should be on your car maintenance and service checklist. It’s important to maintain the performance of your car's cooling system, which can prevent costly repairs if ignored. 

 

Changing the Air Cabin Filter

Changing the Air Cabin Filter

 

A cabin filter ensures the quality of the air inside your car stays clean. It removes allergens, dust, and other particles from the air that could otherwise cause problems for you and your passengers. By changing the air cabin filter regularly, you can avoid car trouble that might come from a clogged filter or dirty air. 

 

Checking Brakes

Checking Brakes

 

You should be checking your car's brakes every time you go in for maintenance or service (at least every 6 months). That way, you can catch problems before they become more serious and expensive!

 

Checking Wheel Bearings

Checking Wheel Bearings

 

Checking your wheel bearings is one of the most important aspects of car maintenance. It's also one of the easiest things to check, which means there's no excuse not to do it. Wheel bearings enable your wheels to rotate freely, without friction or wobbling. Over time, your wheel bearings will begin to wear from regular use, which can happen in as little as 40,000 kms depending on driving conditions.

 

Lubricate All Doors and Hinges

 

Regular lubrication of all doors and hinges is one of the most important things you can do to keep your car running smoothly. When these parts aren't properly lubricated, they can become damaged and wear out more quickly than they otherwise would. The result? You'll need to replace them sooner than you otherwise would have. This means you'll be spending more money on repairs than needed.

 

Changing the Engine Air Filter

Changing the Engine Air Filter

 

When making a car maintenance and service checklist, one of the most important things to remember is that it's important to change your engine air filter. If you don't change your engine air filter regularly, the particles will build up over time and cause problems in your car, such as reduced gas mileage, increased wear on important parts of your engine, and even a bad smell coming from inside your car.

 

Conclusion

Conclusion

 

A car maintenance and service checklist can be your best friend. It's a comprehensive list of all the little jobs needed to keep your car performing at its optimum level and help you avoid the hefty fees charged by garages. Paired with regular servicing, this checklist will help you keep your car in top condition for years to come.

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