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How often should you have your vehicle serviced?

If your car is driving well and isn’t making strange noises, you might think that a check-up isn’t necessary. But regular car servicing is crucial and you don’t need to wait until the service light goes on. As a general rule, you should book your car in for a professional service every six months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.

What happens if your car doesn’t get a regular service?

Did you know that some older cars might need to be serviced more often? So, it’s best to speak to your mechanic or refer to your owner’s manual. A good mechanics will check the overall health of your car and prevent potential problems. Without regular servicing, the following problems can occur:

Transmission issues

A transmission service is a regular part of a car service, just like an oil change. Old transmission fluid is flushed out and replaced with new fluid. If you never have a transmission service performed, your transmission fluid will become contaminated with metal shavings and other particles over time. Using contaminated fluid will shorter the lifespan of your transmission.

Suspension problems

If your suspension is getting creaky or worn out, a service will alert you, so the appropriate parts can be replaced and you can enjoy a more comfortable ride.

Brake problems

Brake checks are vital. Driving for a longer distance than you are supposed to between services is a safety risk to you and your family. A mechanic will let you know if your brakes are wearing low.

Head gasket or piston damage

Oil is the lifeblood of your car, so don’t wait too long for oil and lubrication changes and oil filter upgrades. If you drive with little to no oil in your car for an extended period, you can severely damage the head gasket or pistons, which are expensive to replace.

Extend the life of your car, book a service

Expensive repairs can be avoided with regular maintenance. Mainstreme Automotive are your trusted local experts in car, 4WD and light truck mechanical repairs. Based in Dayboro, our highly skilled team are here to ensure your vehicle is running safely and efficiently. Call us on 07 34251503 to book a service.

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