Without regular servicing you increase the potential of breakdowns and expensive repairs. Refer to your owner’s manual for maintenance information specific to your car. You should service your new car as often as is outlined in your in your owner’s manual.
For an older car sometimes it is confusing as to whether date or kilometres should be used to determine servicing intervals. For older cars, you need to have at least an oil and filter change every six months or 10,000km, whichever comes first. All cars have different service requirements but a service should at least contain:
- An engine oil change,
- An engine oil filter replacement,
- A safety check.
A safety check would include operation of lights, condition of tyres and exhaust and operation of brakes and steering. If in doubt about servicing intervals consult your mechanic. Reliable Mechanical Service providers such as the staff at Berwick Mechanical, get to know your car over time and you can trust them to anticipate most problems therefore avoiding damage to your car and inconvenient breakdowns.