Adhering to your vehicle’s maintenance plan is a great way to keep it operating smoothly and safeguard its resale value. You may be unsure when your vehicle needs to be maintained and what servicing your car will include.
This article will walk you through all you need to know about maintenance schedules.
Timeframe of Service
Manufacturers and technicians agree that a car should be serviced every 10,000 to 15,000 kilometres or six to twelve months, whichever comes first. Some cars will have a self-diagnostic system that will alert you when it’s time for a service.
Please don’t disregard any warning lights, even if your car hasn’t travelled 10,000 kilometres since the previous service.
Older vehicles may also benefit from yearly maintenance as a well-maintained and regularly serviced vehicle should last for years and cover hundreds and thousands of kilometres with minimal issues.
Why Should I Get My Car Serviced?
There are a variety of reasons to get your car serviced, but whether or not it requires servicing is determined by the vehicle’s type, age and driving style.
The most crucial reason to service your vehicle is to ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers. It may assist in identifying prospective issues before they become real concerns that will cost you a lot to resolve. You will also have peace of mind knowing that your car is in good working order once it has been serviced.
You may save money by not servicing your car in the short term, but you will not save money in the long term. It’s always cheaper and simpler to solve an issue if you detect it sooner rather than later.
Engine oil is an excellent example, you need it to protect the moving components within your engine, and if you don’t have it, your engine may freeze up and require extensive repair services. Servicing your car not only makes it safer and less expensive to use, but it may also extend its life expectancy.
What’s The Difference Between A Roadworthy And A Service?
A roadworthy certificate is an inspection that your car must pass in order to lawfully drive on Queensland roads. A roadworthy guarantees that all cars on the road are safe, and if your car’s certificate has failed, you won’t be allowed to drive it.
A car service is a more in-depth and comprehensive assessment than a roadworthy certificate. Vehicle services are meant to discover any potential problems with a vehicle before any repairs or mechanical replacements are made. Although it is not required by law, vehicle manufacturers suggest that you get your car serviced on a regular basis to ensure that it runs properly for as long as possible.
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Make sure to contact our expert and friendly team at Hervey Bay Brake & Exhaust today for all your car servicing needs. We’re proud to offer a wide selection of services, including mechanical repairs, brake checks, clutch replacement and more.