Periodic maintenance and check-up of the car
Car maintenance is a fundamental aspect to ensure the efficiency, safety, and durability of the vehicle. Problems and breakdowns can occur but by carrying out periodic checks and good maintenance it is possible to greatly extend the life of your car.
It is necessary to verify - Check the oil and coolant level When: every 2 weeks When checking, the vehicle must be positioned on a level surface. The oil level measured on the rod must be approximately halfway between the minimum and maximum on the reference indicator. If you need to add oil, be careful not to exceed the maximum level on the indicator. If you are not sure whether you can check the oil level, you should rely on an expert. It is appropriate that the coolant level is always at the maximum, checking it is simple: on the coolant pan there are signs for the reference levels. - Service: oil change the air filter and oil filter When: Every 10000 - 15000 km or a year The engine oil has the purpose of lubricating the moving mechanical parts by reducing wear and corrosion. Carrying out late or with poor product coupons cause the engine to wear down thus reducing its duration and efficiency. -Braking system: brake discs and pads When: every 15000 km There is no precise mileage deadline for changing these components, their wear depends on many factors such as driving style and the routes that are taken daily with the car. -Pneumatici Car tires should be replaced on average after traveling between 40,000 and 60,000 km. It is also important how old the tires are: time tends to dry out the compound and harden it with consequent loss of adhesion, usually it should not exceed 5 years of use. You can check how old the tires are from the DOT: this abbreviation is present on the tire and indicates the week and year of production, for example, "1215" indicates the twelfth week of 2015 as the production date. It is also recommended to do the reversal of the tires every 10000 km by exchanging the front and rear torque for uniform tire wear since the front torque tends to wear faster than the rear. - Belt/timing chain The timing belt/chain is a fundamental element of the engine of a car. Its rupture causes damage which has a significant recovery cost. To prevent this from happening, keep in mind when replacing it, as indicated in the vehicle use and maintenance manual. Belt distributions are carried out every 100000 km approximately while chain distributions have greater longevity, distances exceed 200000 km. The distribution chain is not free from breakages, it is important to have it checked periodically to check its state of use. Together with the timing belt and bearings, the water pump and the belt tensioner must also be replaced.