These car maintenance tips will save you money

3 July 2019

Ongoing car maintenance helps to keep your car running smoothly for longer. In-between services, there is still lots you can do to keep your motor happy.

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Ongoing car maintenance helps to keep your car running smoothly for longer.  Most of the time the vehicle only requires minor maintenance such as topping up fluids and at most changing spark plugs. Services are bigger maintenance updates, and most automotive companies will change air filters, spark plugs, oil changes and sometime change the oil filters as well. 

Remember these services are done by experts and would be better for them to service your car then yourself. However, if your vehicle is out of its service plan, these services can be costly and difficult to manage if not budgeted for. A Service Plan through MotorHappy covers the labour and standard parts required for regular servicing as outlined by the manufacturer in your owner’s manual. It gives you peace of mind knowing that your car servicing needs are taken care of with fixed, affordable monthly payments that are convenient and manageable. 

However, in-between services, there is still lots you can do to keep your motor happy:

Check engine oil level – this is very important as your engine has a lot of moving parts and needs to be lubricated to prevent wear on pistons, cylinders, exhaust valve…etc.
Check tyre pressures – this maintenance check is one of the easiest. Making sure your tyre pressures are correct slows down the wear on your tyres which can save you a lot of money, considering the high price of tyres.
Brake fluid checks – if your brake pedal begins to feel soft and requires more brake input to stop, it generally means the brake fluid is low. We recommended that you get the brake fluids replaced at an expert, this is because it can be a time consuming repair and generally requires more then one person to perform this procedure.
Drive easily – the harder you drive your car (harsh acceleration and braking), the more wear and tear you will encounter. Many people imagine that only your brakes will experience wear and tear when driving more enthusiasticly, but in fact there are many other parts that also take a beating, such as your transmission, engine components and differential.
Keep your vehicle clean – lastly, keeping your vehicle clean helps to look after the exterior. The dirt particles can affect your paint work after a long time. When it comes to the interior, areas that requires regular cleaning are carpets, dashboard, seats and steering wheel.

If you want to save a lot of money in terms of repairs on your vehicle, it’s advised to make sure your vehicle is in perfect running state. Performing small maintenance checks it prevents wear and tear on crucial components, which can later save you a lot of money and can make your vehicle more reliable, and avoids the fear of breaking down.


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