A lack of maintenance will almost always ensure costly break downs.
Always refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to become familiar with your vehicle’s maintenance schedule and for detailed recommended service intervals. Maintenance regimes vary widely from one vehicle to another – the manufacturer of your vehicle knows best.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for checking the engine, cooling and ignition system, brakes, drive train and emission-control system.
There are many types of motor oil on the market today. Multigrade, Multigrade with Zinc, Synthetic, Synthetic blend, and pure Synthetic. Use the oil recommended in your owner’s manual.
Brakes: You should have your brakes inspected as part of your routine service. Any sign of poor braking performance should be addressed immediately.
Cooling System: Have your cooling system checked as part of your maintenance program. Problems with your cooling system could lead to excessive engine wear.
Engine Air filter and cabin air filter should be examined on a regular basis and replaced as recommended.
Fluids: Oil should be changed every 5000 Kilometres or 3 months, whichever comes first. Neglecting to replace worn-out oil results in poor engine performance, possibly severe engine damage. You should also check engine coolant, transmission and power steering fluid, as well as brake fluid.
Suspension: Worn suspension components compromise steering control and may lead to premature tire wear.
Tires: Proper tire inflation is not only a fundamental component of safe driving, but also ensures optimum tire life. Damaged tires should be replaced immediately.
Spark Plugs:Worn spark plugs will result in poor engine performance. Replace spark plugs in accordance to the intervals specified in your owner’s manual.
Windshield Wipers and Lights: Inspect your windshield wipers regularly. Worn windshield wiper blades will cause streaking that can impair visibility and could scratch the glass. Periodically walk around your vehicle to ensure all lights are working.
Use full lights in poor weather conditions to see and to be seen.