Save money by conducting these monthly checks on your car.
The most important thing about your car, besides obviously taking you from point A to wherever else it might be, is reliability. You want your car to last, and you want it to perform as best as it’s built to.
When it comes to making sure your car has a longer lifespan, the word you’re looking for is: maintenance. If you look after your car correctly, you’ll be able to drive it a lot longer than the warranty suggests. This, of course, in no way means you will need to “get your hands dirty” changing oil and tyres. You just need to know where to go and when to go there, before you end up spending all your money.
Your car engine runs everything. The least we can do is make sure it has everything it needs to keep going. It really is a case of, “you take care of me and I’ll return the favour,” when it comes to engine maintenance.
- Always keep it cool: Pop the hood open every once in a while, just to see if everything still looks good. Most importantly, make sure things don’t get heated by checking the levels of your engine coolant.
- Ask for your oil to be checked: You usually don’t even need to get out of your car for this one. Any petrol station is the stone and the fuel and oil are the two birds. Kindly ask your attendant to check the oil for you regularly when you fill up.
- Give it some air, it needs to breathe: Just like you, engines also need clean air to breathe. Car repair experts recommend changing the air filter every 4,828 kilometres.
To get things straight, you probably need to know a bit about cars to do these check ups yourself. When taking your car for a check up, it’s good to know what you want them to look at. With a Power Steering System, it’s usually:
- Checking your power steering fluid level.
- Check the high and low-pressure hoses.
- Changing the filter.
- Inspect the power steering fluid.
- Replace the pump, if needed.
To keep your wheels going round and round, you need to know that they are always in the best condition: your life depends on it.
When it comes to tyres, Here’s what you need to do:
- Become a tyre inspector: You won’t know there is a problem, if you do not look to find out. Daily inspection of your tyres for any faults or slow punctures could save you from inconvenience down the road.
- Don’t allow slippery slopes: Always make sure that you check the tread wear of your tyres. Tyres with no tread have accidents on speed dial.
- Don’t let your car run flat: If you ask nicely, your nearest petrol attendant probably wouldn’t mind checking your tyre pressure. This really helps your wheels and tread in the long run.
Routine checkups are the best thing you could do for your car. Bidvest Insurance values your commitment to your vehicle. Our policy benefits cover your wallet from the expenses that may come with car maintenance.
Our Mechanical Warranty policy benefits covers a wide range of engine and steering components. We also provide for your tyre repair needs with our tailor made Tyre Angel policy which covers your tyres, and rims.