Team AckoMay 17, 2022
Buying a car gives an ecstatic feeling, be it a brand-new car or a second-hand model. New cars show high performance in the first few years of their lifespan, on the other hand a second-hand car needs to have cared for a bit more than the new one. One way of showing the necessary love to your four-wheeler is through regular maintenance. Another is obviously your driving style.
Consumables like engine oil, transmission fluid, and engine coolant keep the car from overheating and ensure a smooth ride. When these are not refilled or replaced for a long time, the car may overheat and this could stall your journey. Regular car maintenance can help you eliminate these issues.
You need to get the engine’s air filter replaced at regular intervals. A dirty filter may result in significant loss in the mileage offered by your car. You can personally change or clean the air filter. The cleaning can be done by simply blowing off any accumulated dust that may have gathered on it.
Replacing the cylinder head and spark plugs is a costly affair. The mounted expense can be avoided with the help of regular maintenance. Also, if these components are in bad condition, there are chances of an engine failure.
Checking the tire alignment will ensure that your car is stable and does not veer towards a specific direction. Bad tire alignment can cause vibrations while driving or the straightened steering wheel can appear off the center while driving. A complete car service can eliminate these issues.
Every car manufacturer will shed some light on the maintenance schedule of the car. You need to try and stay synced with this maintenance. It is also important to note that you need to get the maintenance servicing done by certified professionals only. The ideal workshop to get it serviced from is the authorized service center. However, if you trust another certified professional you can get the car serviced after the warranty expires.
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If a car is not looked after at regular intervals, its performance may degrade. This is due to the wear and tear that the car suffers. Consumables accumulate dust and some parts like rubber or plastic may wear off due to sheer use. Regular maintenance will ensure that the consumables and other parts are repaired or replaced as soon as their lifespan is over. The overall result is increased performance and fuel economy.
At the time of car service, when a check is performed on your car, things like tires, ignition systems, liquid levels etc. are thoroughly checked. These are important from the safety perspective. You will hardly lose control over a smoothly running car. In India, you need to also get your car checked for road-worthiness after 15 years of registering your car.
Apart from getting the car checked for its mechanical and electric parts, also ensure that the following things are looked into at regular intervals.
Audio system/subwoofers/head units
Front and rear wiper blades
Light globes in headlights or overhead cabin light
Roof racks and storage pods
Windshield cleaning liquid
Routine servicing will ensure that you do not have hiccups while on a road trip. And, your car insurance policy will ensure that you are covered against any unforeseen events involving your car. Thus, it is highly important that you keep a track, maintain your car on regularly and get a financial cover with a car insurance policy.
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