Similar to other machines, automobiles need regular care as well as maintenance in order for it to work smoothly. Among the biggest dangers to the safety of both passengers and driver is a car that is poorly maintained. Vehicles that weren’t able to get its regular maintenance tend to make it unreliable and can be the cause of malfunction when running.
When making a decision to either lease or buy a car, make sure that you are aware of how frequent to check the fluids and parts for 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.
Keep in mind that whenever the car isn’t tuned up properly, it may experience internal damage, putting the driver’s safety at risk. Even small internal damage might transform to a bigger issue in the future. Cars have hundreds of parts that should harmoniously work in order for the car to run smoothly. An issue with one part may cause others to fail, which leaves you stranded or be the root cause of serious accident. Not only that, small problems that might cause major internal damage can be a lot more expensive to be repaired later on.
The timeline for checkup will depend on the part in question. As per expert’s advice however, it is best if you are going to take your car for tune-up every 3000 miles. The car’s engine oil needs to be replaced for every tune-up visit and as for other fluids like power steering fluid, brake fluid as well as transmission fluid, it needs to be checked too for signs of leaks or even dirt. 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. It is recommended that you check your owner’s manual for the guidelines in relation to maintenance.
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. You need to space out the car maintenance during the year if you wish to increase the probabilities of catching big problems in their early stages and fix it while it’s more affordable. Doing preventative maintenance can also 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.