Car Servicing Tips from AA Membership Ireland – Need a Car service? No time to take it to the Garage? AA Mechanics can come to your house or place of work!
Many of us are hanging on to our cars longer these days and with this regular maintenance is an absolute must. With budgets stretched harded than ever it can very very tempting to put the car service on the long finger. However having it serviced could be the difference between a minor repair job and a serious and expensive fault down the road.
It’s recommended that you have a professional service every 5,000 kilometers or every 3,000 miles, which may consist of a simple oil change or could involve a full service check of the vehicle including safety checks.
The most vital part of a car service is to have your oil changed. If you don’t regularly change your oil, sludge may build up which will prevent the engine being correctly lubricated. This could result in engine failure and an expensive repair. Having a regular service will help you avoid this problem and save you money in the long run.
Although you should schedule to have your car serviced regularly, there are times when it’s particularly important. For example, if you’re about to embark on a long journey or if your car hasn’t been used for a while. Cars which have been sitting still for prolonged periods of time may have developed issues on account of the engine being left idle.
In a nutshell, having your car regularly serviced will:
- Help reduce engine wear
- Improve fuel economy
- Prolong the life of your engine.
- Highlight any outstanding safety issues or wear and tear on suspension, steering and braking systems.