August 20, 2016

Preventative Maintenance

Simple and inexpensive preventive checks can be undertaken which will greatly extend the life of the vehicle, and ensure safer operation. Preventive maintenance tasks include:

  • Check/replace the engine oil and replace oil filters
  • Check/replace fuel filters
  • Inspect or replace windshield wipe
  • Check or refill windshield washer fluid
  • Inspect tires for pressure and wear
  • Tire balancing
  • Tire rotation
  • Wheel alignment
  • Check, clean or replace battery terminals and top up battery fluid
  • Inspect or replace brake pads
  • Check or flush brake fluid
  • Check or flush transmission fluid
  • Check or flush power steering fluid
  • Check and flush engine coolant
  • Inspect or replace spark plugs
  • Inspect or replace air filter
  • Inspect or replace timing belt and other belts
  • Lubricate locks, latches, hinges
  • Check all lights
  • Tighten chassis nuts and bolts
  • Check if rubber boots are cracked and need replacement
  • Test electronics, e.g., Anti-lock braking system or ABS