Aside from the occasional walk around the car, servicing is the only chance you have to give the vehicle a thorough inspection and this should be carried out according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. The average car has more than 30,000 components and you can expect everything to last forever and with that in mind, here are some important things to check when servicing your car.
- Engine oil – Most cars should have the engine oil replaced every 5000 miles or thereabouts; the owner’s manual will tell you precise mileage intervals when the oil should be replaced with the recommended grade.
- Tyres – These are your only contact with the road and a blow out at 70mph is not something you want to experience. Check for tears, rips or bulges and make sure the PSI is correct (front and rear). If you should notice a screw or a nail in the tyre, don’t remove it; rather drive slowly to your nearest tyre shop where it can be repaired.
- Belts – There are a few belts on your engine that drive various components and they have a certain lifespan and can easily get damaged. Check for correct tension and wear and tear and replace worn belts with the correct number.
- Brakes – Brake pads eventually wear down to the rivets and they should be checked every service. It is easy enough to see the thickness of the brake pads when the wheel is removed and if they are worn, they should be replaced, which can be done at the car servicing in Bexhill-on-Sea from an experienced garage.
While is does cost money, servicing your car at the right mileage intervals is important and this ensure that the vehicle is in good working order.