For a car to run smoothly, it is vitally important that it undergoes regular care and maintenance, much like other machines. Among the biggest dangers to the safety of both passengers and driver is a car that is poorly maintained. Vehicles that failed to receive regular scheduled maintenance are unreliable and could possibly malfunction while running.
When you make a decision to either lease or buy a car, be sure that you know how frequent to check all the fluids and parts for the maintenance needed. But this should be in the least of your worry for you can get all the information you need straight from the owner’s manual.
Remember that whenever your car is not properly tuned-up, it could experience internal damage which may put the safety of driver at risk. Even the small internal damage can also turn into a bigger problem in the future. For a car to run smoothly, the parts that compose it should be able to work in balance. An issue with a single part can be enough to make others fail, leaving you to be stuck in your drive or be the cause of accident. Not just that, small problems that may bring internal damage can be costly to repair in the future.
Depending on the part in question will determine the frequency of its diagnosis. As per expert’s advice however, it is best if you are going to take your car for tune-up every 3000 miles. The engine oil of the car has to be replaced with a new one every tune-up while some other fluids like power steering fluid, brake fluid as well as transmission fluid should be checked too for any signs of dirt or leak. Tires on the other hand need to be rotated and checked every 7000 miles or so to make sure that they don’t unevenly wear. To have an idea with the guidelines for maintenance, it will be highly recommended to read the owner’s manual.
There are so many safety concerns that will be checked on a yearly basis during state inspection but there are more serious issues that could arise throughout the year between the inspection. As much as possible, you should create an interval for doing car maintenance within a year to increase the odds of finding potentially big problems while on their early stages and make it affordable. With preventative maintenance, it can save you from horrific car accidents and save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in the future.
When you take your car for inspection or tune-up, the mechanic automatically becomes responsible for your car. So don’t be afraid to ask if they are properly trained and qualified to carry out inspections and repairs.