Hot Tips on Car Servicing – How to Avoid Expensive Repairs

One of the undeniable laws of nature is that things break down. Our cars are no exception. But you and I can avoid some of those costly repair bills by simply paying attention to a few simple maintenance items. You can perform routine maintenance on your own, or you can take your vehicle to a garage where they can be done inexpensively.

Oil Changes – Changing your oil on a regular basis is one of the best thing you can do for your vehicle’s engine. Oil breaks down with use; as it breaks down it does a poorer job lubricating your engine. Have your oil and filter changed according to the manufacturer recommendations found in your owner’s manual.

Anti-Freeze – Routinely check your antifreeze level to make sure it is where it needs to be. In warmer weather your antifreeze is also your engine coolant; that means it’s vitally important to make sure you’re not running low.

Tyre Pressure – When it comes to fuel efficiency, maintaining proper air pressure in your tyres is vital. Improperly inflated tyres increase friction, wear more quickly, and need to be replaced more often.

Brakes – Making sure your brakes are working properly is absolutely a safety issue. If you notice any strange feelings when you depress the pedal, or you hear any noises, immediately have your car looked at by a garage. Major brake repairs can typically be avoided if you pay attention to these slight changes.

Exhaust System – Most of us don’t have the ability to repair our own exhaust systems. So listen for changes in how your car’s engine sounds, particularly the difference in noise as you accelerate. If you notice it getting slightly louder you may have an exhaust leak.

For all of your routine maintenance needs Fleet Road Garage is your repair centre choice. Their skilled and knowledgeable technicians are capable of handling both your routine maintenance and all your repairs. To help keep your car running properly be sure to schedule an annual maintenance visit with Fleet Road Garage.